Verbal war must follow military war - S. L. Gunasekera
Attorney-at-law S.L.Gunasekera said once the military war against the
LTTE is won, immediate measures should be taken to defeat the verbal war
launched by the LTTE friendly diaspora throughout the world to create an
environment conducive to the LTTE to gain politically what they couldn't
achieve through war.
"At present various Western countries and some NGOs are attempting to
interfere in the internal affairs of our country. These elements through
their various propaganda campaigns have paved the way to the LTTE
terrorists to promote their dream of a federal state within Sri Lanka
which the LTTE could not achieve through their bullets," he told a media
briefing organised by the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka held in
According to Gunasekera when India made undue pressure on Sri Lanka
in 1987, then President J.R. Jayewardene did not have a backbone to
stand against India. Today, we have a dynamic President with a strong
backbone who is not subject to any undue foreign pressures impacting on
the internal affairs of our country.
He said the most important issue that we should focus our attention
is what should be done after the war is won against the LTTE terrorists.
If the military war ends, the Tamil racists will start another war of
words to promote the LTTE ideology. Therefore, an effective propaganda
campaign should be launched.
These Western countries did not utter even a single word when the
LTTE killed 670 policemen in 1990 and massacred 124 Muslim civilians in
Kattankudy. In addition, when innocent Sinhalese were killed and the
LTTE evicted thousands of Muslims, these countries always remained
silent. Today they ask the Government to go for a ceasefire. In a
situation where the Government has reached the final stage of destroying
the ruthless terrorist leader Prabhakaran, some high level foreign
officials of Western countries come here and force the Government to go
for a ceasefire, he added.