moderator presents Tiger case
Comments made by a moderator in a talk show in state-run television
are widely seen as condoning the LTTE’s killing of Foreign
Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.
moderator on Rupavahini’s “Aththa Neththa” talk
show said the LTTE was ‘Freedom Fighters” group campaigning
against social problems and therefore would eliminate anybody standing
against its objectives. In the programme telecast two days after
Mr. Kadirgamar’s slaying the moderator said:
the LTTE is carrying out is a liberation struggle to find solutions
for the problems within society. Political decisions to kill any
individual who is detrimental to its freedom struggle are taken.
Any liberation struggle during some instances would have to kill
for matters pertaining to the survival of its movement and the victory
of its struggle.
history liberation movements never thought about individuals when
it came to achieving of its goals. If a killing was to take place
it had been done without thinking twice.
violence is hard to be defeated as they are carrying out killings
in the guise of a political goal. As such political killings are
a definite result of terrorism. We cannot say that Lakshman Kadirgamar
is the last of the political killings.”