President Sirisena vows to eradicate LTTE ideology completely

MaithripalaPresident Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to “eradicate the LTTE ideology” which is still present locally and globally to ensure long lasting peace in Sri Lanka.

“I want to eradicate the LTTE ideology completely both locally and internationally, Sirisena said, according to the Press Trust of India.

He said since being elected he had been able to cultivate friendships with all world leaders. He would rely on their assistance to achieve reconciliation.

I will ensure a country where all communities live together in peaceful co-existence, harmony. This will be a society where everyone is treated equally, he said.

“We ended the war and silenced the guns, but for long lasting peace we have not been able to eradicate the LTTE ideology (of a separate state)”.

Sirisena took power in January 2015 and assured to take serious steps to win over the Tamil community who had preferred him over Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Tamils while noting the progress stay unhappy with the speed of the process.

Sirisena said what is paramount to the country was the peace between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamil and Muslim minorities.

Government forces killed the Tamil Tiger rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran on May 18, 2009 after a brutal military crackdown, and declared an end to the 37-year conflict which claimed at least 100,000 lives. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

    • Hon President Sirisena looks scared of formation of Tamil Ealam as he speaks. Apart from speaking and speaking and avoiding any of the real solutions so many similar Countries have achieved through giving State powers, and parity of status to all Citizens. At least doing things like prompt implementation of the co-signed UNHRC resolutions would have made the International Community to see he means what he says. By doing nothing and covering up by talking, he is afraid the ultimate separation is unavoidable.

  1. President Sirisena is naive. He thinks that the LTTE’s dark ideology resonates within Tamils. President Sirisena has no idea about the West which has been ruling the world for the last 700 years; and also he has no idea about the regional superpower India either. Sooner he leaves his position for smart Sri Lankan is better for Sri Lanka.

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