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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2673

SL government condemns killing of UNP MP

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 01 January, ( President Mahinda Rajapakse has strongly condemned the killing of MP T. Maheshwaran.

The president recalled how the late MP frequently exchanged views with him regarding the needs of the Tamil people. He identified the death of the MP as a great loss to all. President Rajapakse stressed that no one who values democracy will approve of the
killing of politicians or their representatives so as to silence their convictions.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing employees of the President’s Office this morning (Jan 1) on the occasion of the New Year expressed shock and grief over the killing of Parliamentarian T. Maheswaran this morning by unidentified gunmen at Ponnambala Vaneswara Hindu Temple at Kotahena, Colombo. A Security Officer of the MP was also killed and 12 others were injured in the incident.

A grieved President described how Maheswaran invited and welcomed him to Jaffna for a meeting when he was the Leader of the Opposition. Despite political differences the two of them remained friends.

President Rajapakse also condemned the killing and instructed the Inspector General of Police to conduct necessary investigations to apprehend the assassins.


He also expressed his condolences to the members of the late MP’s family and his friends and relatives.

- Asian Tribune -

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