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reveal secret talks with LTTE – Ranil tells govt.

[DailyMirror, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 12:38 No Comment]

Opposition UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe alleged that senior LTTE leaders such as Daya Master and George Master were spared because they had threatened to reveal the truth about a secret meeting between the government and the LTTE in the Wanni.

Mr. Wickremesinghe made these allegations at a Deniyaya election rally where he urged the government to reveal details of these talks held in the Wanni between the LTTE and the Presidential Secretary.

He said that based on Daya Master’s threat the former Attorney General had claimed that the two suspects were not a threat to the nation.

Mr. Wickremesinghe who reiterated that Sri Lanka could not be hauled before the International Criminal Court as the country was not a signatory said during his tenure as Prime Minister in 2002, he had refused calls by many countries to be a party to the agreement.

“I have thus been able to safeguard our brave soldiers by my foresight,” he said.

But Mr. Wickremesinghe said  the United States was in a position to haul its citizens before the International Criminal Court on war crime charges.

He accused government politicians of disgracefully attempting to take the full credit for the military successes against terrorism.

“They have ignored the brave lads from villages who made great sacrifices to defeat LTTE terrorism,” Mr. Wickremesinghe said

He charged that government politicians had forgotten the difference between state property and private property.

“They are even treating state institutions as their own property as power as corrupted them,” he said. 

Mr. Wickremesinghe alleged that the government was trying to destroy some political parties in its greed for power.

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