Ch 4 video has no recognition in United Kingdom - Minister
The Channel 4 video has no recognition in
the UK. Nothing is said about the video by the BBC or CNN, said
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Rajitha Senaratne
during an interview with the Daily News
Q: What is the latest development regarding the Darusman
A: The UN Secretary General appointed an Advisory Panel and it
presented a report to him. He said it was an advisory panel. When the
panel made a report he released it to the media and gave it wide
publicity. He said one thing and did something else. Who made him do
this? They are the same elements who made the Darusman Report. There are
dozens of intelligent and educated merchants in INGOs who sell their
ideas for money. We have to counter the report by replying to it. But we
also have to accept constructive criticism wherever it comes from.
and Aquatic Resources Development Minister
Q: What do you think about the Channel 4’s crusade against
A: Channel 4 has no recognition at all in the UK itself.
Nothing is said about the Channel 4 video by the BBC or CNN. Channel 4
journalists were removed from Menik Farm welfare camp after they openly
supported the LTTE and campaigned for them. According to KP, the LTTE
had a large amount of international funds. Anything can be done using
those billions of dollars. Channel 4 did not get any support from New
York. The UN said the video is not reliable. Major General Shavendra
Silva had first-hand experience and proved that the video is a fake.
Similar allegations will arise in the future. It is because Sri Lanka
is not a puppet state of the West. They are not happy about the rapid
development we are now achieving as an independent country. The LTTE
bought many MPs in many foreign Parliaments using funds collected by
selling drugs and weapons. Now they support the Tamil diaspora. Even US
President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton received funds from the LTTE but
they did not accept those funds after realizing that they came from the
LTTE. This international terrorists network cannot do anything to our
country because Sri Lanka has the fullest support of India.
Q: Can you identify the local and foreign anti-Sri Lankan
elements that hinder Sri Lanka’s development from time to time?
A: Now it is obvious who the traitors of Sri Lanka are. It was
revealed during the humanitarian operation. Those traitors are now
hiding behind different masks. They thought that the LTTE would never be
defeated. They were expecting to gain advantages at that time. After
defeating terrorism they joined to celebrate the victory. But they are
supporters of the LTTE. The Tamil diaspora is the rubber stamp of the
Q: What is the responsibility of the Opposition at this time?
A: The UNP was planning to grab power and form a government if
the government fails to end the war. But their dream was shattered when
the government won the war. The JVP was talking about patriotism and
acting as traitors. When the JVP could not win people from the South,
they started to campaign from the North listing ‘disappeared’ persons.
Earlier the JVP did not accept federalism but they have now tuned into
leftism with federal ideas.
Q: What do you think about the devolution of power?
A: The delay which occurred in finding a way to implement the
devolution of power helped all traitors both local and foreign to create
trouble and build conspiracies against Sri Lanka. The delay occurred
because the government was fully focused on taking care of the IDPs and
providing them all facilities. The government looked after them very
well and resettled them as soon as possible. The government resettled
over 300,000 IDPs in a very short time. Then the government provided
them with all infrastructure facilities such as roads, electricity,
transport services, hospitals, schools etc. The government provided
education for IDP children even when they were staying in welfare camps.
Sri Lanka is the only country in the world which carried out such tasks.
The President of the World Bank was surprised to see the rapid
development of the North and East. My Tamil friends who are residing
abroad visited Sri Lanka and were surprised to see the development
drive. But some sections of the Tamil diaspora had still not come to see
the massive development. They are still shouting out there. They just
shout without coming to Sri Lanka and observing what is going on here.
The 13th Amendment is part of the country’s existing Constitution. We
hold the responsibility of protecting it and implementing it. Power
needs to be shared. Delay in power-sharing will create similar problems
which affected Sri Lanka in the past. Discussions should be held with
all Tamil political parties. Sri Lanka received a golden opportunity to
achieve economic development and this chance should be used wisely. The
Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore said Sri Lanka will become the second
economic giant in Asia. Now discussions are going on with the TNA.
Q: Do you have any message for the Sri Lankan public?
A: President Mahinda Rajapaksa has already achieved everything
possible within Sri Lanka. Now he is walking towards world leadership.
His name will be among great leaders such as King Dharmashoka and Nelson
Mandela. President Rajapaksa is the only world-class leader that is
produced by Sri Lanka. He is eligible to win the Nobel Peace Prize. His
career is similar to that of King Dharmashoka and Nelson Mandela. When
Sri Lanka is on the path of becoming the Wonder of Asia, all of us have
to support the President.
President Rajapaksa proved to the world that a military solution can
be given to terrorism as the Wall Street Journal pointed out. This is
the truth that he proved to the whole world. He is one of the most
humane friends I have met during my lifetime. I like him a lot because
of his humane qualities.
There are lots of intelligent and educated ‘merchants’ all over the
world who sell their ideas for money. Such ideas end up in places like
the Darusman Report. There is only one way to defeat such ‘merchants’.
That is by assisting President Mahinda Rajapaksa.