‘Malicious elements creating political unrest’
President Mahinda Rajapaksa alleged there were many elements both
internal and external working behind the screen to stall the advance of
the Security Forces and urged all patriotic forces to support the
Government’s effort at this crucial juncture to defeat terrorism.
The President made these comments when he met members of the National
Freedom Front at Temple Trees on Thursday, where the two parties engaged
in dialogue related to a variety of issues which concerns the country at
The President alleged that malicious elements who depended on the
LTTE for survival, have already begun to create political unrest by
creating many problems to the Government.
Welcoming the NFF to the Government fold, the President noted that
all patriotic forces should come to a common understanding at this
crucial juncture considering the greater good of the Nation.
The President also hailed the stand taken by the NFF as timely. “As a
section of the group which assisted me to obtain the mandate of the
people at the 2005 presidential election, I am delighted to see that
they had once again come forward to strengthen my hands to create a
better tomorrow for the country” the President observed.
President of the NFF Wimal Weerawansa MP, speaking on the occasion
said despite various conspiracies to stall the military thrust to defeat
terrorism, the Government was doing its utmost to keep the momentum
“As one of the stakeholders which had fuelled the 2005 people’s
mandate, our group would provide continued assistance to the Mahinda
Rajapaksa Government to defeat these conspiracies” Weerawansa added. He
also noted that the Security Forces had won 90 per cent of the battle
against the LTTE and the remaining 10 per cent too had to be completed
without bowing down to pressure.
Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Susil Premajayantha and Dullas
Alahapperuma also joined the discussions with NFF members Nandana
Gunetilleke, Piyasiri Wijenayake and Kamal Deshapriya.