Italy- Lanka Anti-Terrorist Organisation launched
ITALY: An Italy-Sri Lanka Anti-Terrorist Organisation was
established in Rome under the guidance of Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Rome
Hemantha Warnakulasuriya P.C.
The first project of this association is a website, in Italian, which
will be devoted to the brutal atrocities committed by the LTTE. It will
have videos of the attempted killing of Minister Douglas Devananda by a
suicide bomber and the killing of Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle.
The President of Italian-Sri Lanka Anti Terrorist Organisation (ISATO)
told the Asian Tribune that until he met some Sri Lankans, he did not
know the intensity of the terrorist problem that Sri Lanka was facing.
“I did not know that famed investigation institutions such as the FBI
had described the LTTE as the most ruthless terrorist organisation in
the world, even ahead of the dreaded al-Qaeda. That it has direct links
with avowed terrorist organisation in the world like Al Qaeda is not
known to most of us.
Italians knows nothing about the LTTE, other than that it is a
liberation movement claiming to liberate the Tamils from oppressive
We sympathized with them not knowing the true facts. When I studied
this organization and its capability, I found that it is a threat to all
civilized people in the world. It will kill you or drug and brainwash
you to turn you into a suicide bomber,” he said.
“The Western governments have for a long time paid lip service to
these ruthless terrorists. When the Sri Lankan government is fighting
the terrorists, with the limited resources at its disposal, for the
betterment of every civilized human being, we sometimes, by our actions
support the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world.
The time has come to educate every single Italian and then we will,
in the near future, strive to educate the French and the Germans.
We will have the web pages in Italian, French and German so that most
Europeans will know the truth about these ruthless terrorists. We hoped
to launch the website on the day when Sinhalese and Tamils celebrate the
New Year with a sense of brotherhood,” he said.
The web address is www.ilterrorismo.com