Prime Minister acknowledges faulty in Karuna Amman’s comments on killing Army Troops

Prime Minister acknowledges faulty in Karuna Amman’s comments on killing Army Troops

2 July 2020 09:06 am

The staggering comments on killing thousands of army troops overnight by former LTTE armed leader Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman have been disapproved by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Prime Minister acknowledged that Amman's comments cannot be approved speaking to a group of tamil journalists in Temple Trees on Wednesday (01).

While contributing to the acknowledgement of faulty in Amman's comments, the Prime Minister added that the Criminal Investigation Department is investigating into the matter.  

Mr. Rajapaksa also pointed out that his government had served most for the development of the North and the East since 1977, adding that the country had taken a reverse turn in terms of development during the last five years. 

There was no development the United National Party and TNA led government had done for the people of the North, he stressed. 

"Despite emphasis of a political interpretation on a certain issue, they were not able to proceed for provincial development for the people. Even media, as I believe, had cluttered these stories, but had not contributed any effort for progress."

In response to a query by a journalist whether the TNA's allegiance is expected upon being unable to secure a two-thirds in the General Election, Mr. Rajapaksa said that it can be considered at the moment itself.