Trade Unions condemn LTTE demo
The Central Council of Ceylon Trade Unions yesterday condemned the
LTTE demonstration in London which precipitated the cancellation of the
President's lecture to the Oxford Union as a challenge to the whole Sri
Lankan nation and called upon the people to make a united stand to
defeat the machination of the LTTE diaspora to bring war crimes
allegations against Sri Lanka which successfully defeated the most
ruthless terrorist outfit in the world.
The Council in a press release issued under the signature of its
General Secretary Somaweera Chandrasiri said the Government led by
President Rajapaksa is engaged in a massive development drive spending
over Rs two billion already for the development of the North-East and
resettlement of the displaced and it was the duty of all Sri Lankans
including those living abroad to assist that endeavour.
As much as the Government has requested the Tamil Diaspora to assist
in the North-East development if it is genuinely interested in the
welfare of the Tamil community the UNP too should shelve vituperative
and obstructionist politics and join hands with the Government to
develop the country. The release also challenged the UNP to prove its
opposition to terrorism by bringing in a Parliamentary motion condemning
the LTTE protest in London.