Kaur Jayasurya’s newspaper interview :
Betrayal of the nation -Ministers
Leading Ministers of the Government yesterday vehemently condemning
the statement made by UNP Deputy Leader Kaur Jayasurya to a weekend
English Language newspaper stated that it reveals the Opposition’s
disgraceful attempt to achieve their petty political gain.
The leading ministers who pointed out that this was a betrayal of the
most foul nature committed in the recent past stated Kaur Jayasuriya
must apologize to the entire nation for making that statement.
They also added that no political leader who loves the country could
make such a betraying statement.
The leading ministers stating that the UNP urged into Deputy Leader
Karu Jayasuriya to make this statement to get their need fulfilled
through foreign power requested the public to stand against this
Speaking at a press conference held at the Parliament complex in
connection with this statement UPFA Government Secretary Minister Susil
Premajayantha stated that the Government would mere a No Confidence
motion against Karu Jayasuriya who made this treacherous statement.
Minister Susil Premajayantha further stated that Karu Jayasuriya made
this statement to an English Language newspaper instead of a Sinhala
Language newspaper to convey this message to the international
The Minister added that Karu Jayasuriya alleged through the newspaper
that war crimes were committed in Sri Lanka. This statement has been
made against the country and its war heroes by Karu Jayasuriya.
Minister Premajayantha further stated he could have made this
statement before the Lessons Learnt and Reconcilliation Commission
rather than tarnishing the image of the country among the international
community. President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed this commission to
study the incident during that periods.
Minister Susil Premajayantha further added that Karu Jayasuriya has
forgotten about 20 to 30 thousand youth who disappeared during the UNP
regime. He added this statement was an attempt of the UNP to gain
foreign support to get their needs fulfilled.
They added that as the UPFA Ministers they vehemently condemn the
UNP’s treacherous act. SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister
Maithripala Sirisena said that the year 2011 will be a juncture in the
economic development of the country following the elimination of
terrorism and now the Government has doubts whether the UNP is working
closely with the pro LTTE groups against this country and the people as
the UNP’s behavior fits the pro LTTE groups’ agenda.
The Health Minister also said that the UNPers in the rural level who
love the country and nation would not approve such treacherous acts and
invited them to join hands with the Government led by President Mahinda
Rajapaksa for the sake of the Motherland.
National Freedom Front Leader and Minister Wimal Weerawansa
addressing the media said that Karu Jayasuriya who calls for a probe now
joined with the Government those days with another 16 members to support
the humanitarian operation of the Government to liberate the Tamil
He makes this statement against the war heroes who liberated the
nation and our sacred Motherland. Minister Weerawansa stated Karu voiced
the interests of the LTTE. He added that this is a betrayal of the most
foul nature in the recent past. He also said that this statement is good
evidence for those who attempt to say war crimes were committed in Sri
Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella addressing
the media stated that this treacherous statement is made by Karu
Jayasuriya who pretended to be clean. This statement reveals the real
nature of Karu Jayasuriya.
The disgrace is for cancelling the speech at the Oxford Union is not
for us but for the United Kingdom that claimed it respected freedom of
expression. They who claimed that terrorism was a cancer after September
11 incident were afraid of the remnants of a terrorist outfit. But we
could defeat the most rich, strongest and ruthless terrorist
organization in the world.
Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said the UNP as the
Opposition of the country did not support the humanitarian operation and
they were convened as a political party. Now Karu Jayasuriya makes a
treacherous statement. He added that Karu Jayasuriya should appologise
to the entire nation.