No end to war, only more deaths: Mangala

“In November last year the Defence Secretary made a public announcement that LTTE leader Prabhakaran would be celebrating his last birthday in 2007 but this year too nothing has been changed.
This clearly shows that this war sees no end, just a huge number of casualties reported from both sides,” said MP Mangala Samaraweera, leader of the SLFP (M) party.

Mr. Samaraweera said this at the weekly media briefing of Defence Watch. He said that terrorism has spread around the country and even if the LTTE leader is killed there would be more ‘Prabhakarans’ to continue with the war under an ideal setting created by our politicians.

“The Government is using the security forces to achieve political victory. The intention is to get some soldiers to stand near a board bearing the name ‘Kilinochchi’, take a photograph there and deceive the public in order to dissolve Parliament and have fresh elections,” he said.

He added that the Human Rights Watch has stated that the East is drifting towards a disastrous situation with a considerable number of people dying. The East is ruled by the LTTE’s, Pillayan’s, Karuna’s and Gotabhaya’s terrorism, he said.

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