Salley sees no difference between Praba and Rohana

Azath SalleyMuslim Tamil National Alliance leader Azath Salley says slain LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran and former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Rohana Wijeweera are no different and if Wijeweera’s death can be commemorated in Sri Lanka then so should Prabakaran’s death.

Speaking at a media briefing today, Azath Salley said that the Government must allow families in the North to commemorate those killed during the war, even if they are LTTE members.

He said that of the Government is going to block such events then it must not allow commemoration events for Rohana Wijeweera as he was also accused of killing several innocent people.

The police had yesterday warned that legal action will be taken against anyone holding public events in support of the LTTE.

Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that since the LTTE is still a banned outfit in Sri Lanka, public events cannot be held in support of its leaders or the organisation.

Northern Provincial Council (NPC) member M.K. Sivajilingham had said earlier that the public have been urged to commemorate slain LTTE members on Friday to mark the LTTE heroes’ week.

He said that anyone has a right to commemorate those killed during the war even if they are LTTE members. (Colombo Gazette)

Report by Indika Sri Aravinda

7 COMMENTS

  1. You are just talking about these for a few votes. General public or anyone with even a small brain knows the difference between Wijeweera and the terrorist leader. People like you and Wickramabahu are cancers to this society and the country. I hope people like you die very soon without causing much damage to the country and the innocent people. Go eat Pork to help develop your brain.

  2. Hi- Sallay you are perfectly correct. Only difference is one is Sinhalese from South other a Tamil from North? Both did the same things – killing the countrymen. Let his followers to celebrate, who cares!! -S Gandhi

  3. Trying to overthrow the elected Government by the JVP to rule the entire nation irrespective of ethnicity and trying to dismember the country, to create a mono-ethnic state for a Tamils of Sri Lankan only, are they the same? I say no.
    Targeting the law enforcement forces by the JVP and ethnic cleansing by targeting non-Tamils by the LTTE, are they the same? I say no.
    However, neither the JVP terrorists, nor the LTTE terrorists should be commemorated for their treachery. Its like commemorating Polpot or Hitler or Bin Larden for their vile acts.

  4. There is one common day to commemorate those killed during the war. November 11. All other days should be banned. All should move on not live in the past.

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