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Ranil says KP should be handed over to India –The Island

[MISC, Saturday, 8 January 2011 12:53 No Comment]

1531480714-ranil The government should immediately hand over the former LTTE Chief Arms Procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan to India, without hurling baseless allegations against Opposition politicians, UNP leader Ranil Wickremsinghe says.

Addressing a public meeting in Negombo on Thursday evening, Wickremesinghe said that the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime was barking up the wrong tree, while turning a blind eye to the various accusations that have been levelled at KP.

He said that the government, having given KP maximum protection and all the comforts, was unfairly accusing some Opposition politicians, including Gampaha District UNP MP Jayalath Jayawardena, of being "traitors."

It was KP, who acted against the Sri Lankan State and was engaged in anti-national activities. He should be made answerable, Wickremesinghe said.

He said that nearly 20 months after the war had ended, the Rajapaksa regime was still asking the masses to tighten their belts, but people like KP were enjoying life to the hilt.

The UNP’s biggest threat came from those who were trying to divide the party and not the government, he said.

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