A great achievement - Vijitha Herath
The defeat inflicted on LTTE terrorist outfit, which has been a bane
in the country for the past 30 years, is a pivotal point in Sri Lankan
political history, to have been achieved by the entire nation, The
Chairman, Select Committee of Parliament for Investigation of the
Operations of NGOs, Vijitha Herath (MP) said.
"It is the result of all communities in Sri Lanka- the Muslims,
Tamils, Burghers, Malays and Sinhalese 'rallying- round' with unwavering
determinism and commitment to defeat LTTE terrorism and separatism," he
"The people rejected LTTE's "Eelam" demand for a separate state in
spite of various 'bombings' carried out by the LTTE killing hundreds of
civilians to force the public to accept 'division'. The public
vehemently opposed LTTE sympathizers and international players
supporting them , who brought peace solutions that were tailor-made to
support the course of Eelam.
The win over LTTE was achieved after passing several hurdles. The
public played an important role and acted intelligibly to defeat the
Interim Administration Proposals, the Cease-fire Agreement and P-TOMS
Tsunami Relief Boards. Asked how significant he thought that the
leadership given by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and the Commanders of the security forces has been
important in achieving a victory over a terrorist organization that is
known as the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world, Herath
stressed , "it was a great achievement."
With the LTTE been defeated, there will be added responsibilities. It
will be essential to make the liberated Tamil citizens to speak out for
they have never had any freedom of speech under the LTTE.
They should be given a chance to speak out their problems so that we
may give proper solutions when it comes to resettle them.
These people have lived in fear under LTTE terrorist rule for many
years and they have to be guided to understand democracy to live as free
citizens have to establish trust and unity with them
Also, we must bear in mind that those NGO s and INGOs who have been
nurturing the LTTE for the past three decades, can return with different
agendas and ideas.
We have to be prepared to face them and similar international
interventions, which may still lurk behind the shadows of the LTTE's
downfall, to nurture their theories.