Government will liberate country from LTTE terrorism - PM
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake on Sunday called upon the
people in the Central Province to rally round the President and support
Government efforts to wipe out LTTE terrorism and steer the country
towards development and progress by ensuring a convincing victory for
the UPFA at the forthcoming Central Provincial Council elections.
The Prime Minister made this appeal addressing a UPFA maiden
Provincial Council Election rally on the theme "Protect the war which
protects the country" at the Rajawella Mahaweli playground in Digana. A
highlight at this rally was the cross over of a large number of UNPers
in the area to the UPFA fold. The Prime Minister said this rally which
was earlier scheduled for January 9 was postpond owing to the UNP
no-confidence motion against the Government due to be debated in
Parliament on that day.
However the UNP backed out from the debate at the last minute due to
its utter bankruptcy.
The Prime Minister said he would therefore call upon UNPers to leave
their party which had no future prospects and join the UPFA which
safeguarded the country's future welfare.
The Prime Minister said he would call upon the people to exercise
their votes in favour of the betel leaf symbol for two reasons.
The Government was successfully carrying out development activities
throughout the country while successfully leading the humanitarian
operations to liberate the country from the scourge of terrorism.
Prabhakaran was a facist who had engaged in mass murder of innocent
civilians including the Maha Sangha and children. Certain foreign
parties have already requested that Prabhakaran be handed over to them
for trial if he was apprehended by the security forces during the
The Prime Minister said Prabhakaran's days are now numbered and the
Government fully supported the Security Forces in their battle by
providing all their requirements.
Environment and Natural Resources Minister Champika Ranawaka said the
Security Forces were now successfully carrying out the battle against
terrorism in the North achieving successive victories against their foe.
The people in the Central Province have now received an opportunity to
assist their endeavour by ensuring a UPFA victory at the forthcoming
elections to help consolidate those gains.
He requested the people in the Central Province to safeguard the
pride of Senkadagala by ensuring a victory for the betel leaf symbol on
Agriculture Minister Hemakumara Nanayakkara said that although the
Government's priority was to defeat terrorism and safeguard the
country's sovereignty and territorial integrity it had laid equal
emphasis on development activities.
Only a small position of land in Mullaitivu had to be liberated from
LTTE clutches. The day the whole country would be brought under a single
banner was not far away.
He said the Government had taken steps to boost agriculture by
planning to totally ban the import of 30 crops grown locally by next
year. The Government had also successfully solved the problem of people
of Indian origin by granting citizenship to the remaining Indian origin
population in the plantations.
National Freedom Front President and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa
said all patriotic forces in this country rallied round to ensure
President Mahinda Rajapaksa's victory at the 2005 Presidential elections
and prevent Ranil Wickremesinghe from aiming into power.
President Rajapaksa was given a mandate to wipe out terrorism from
this country and the mission was being successfully accomplished under
his able guidance and leadership.
Now the so called myth about Tiger invincibility had been shattered
and Killinochchi the political, administrative and military nerve centre
of the LTTE had been liberated.
None of these victories would have been achieved against terrorism if
Ranil became President.
He alleged that the UNP which suffered from total bankruptcy was
trying to manufacture new political slogans through various sinister
The latest slogan 'enough is enough' has been borrowed by the UNPers
themselves who have lost confidence in the party to leave the UNP and
join the UPFA in droves. He would request all patriotic members in the
JVP too to join hands with them to unite the country to overcome