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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 72

SPUR blames Ranil’s regime for lapses in security

[b]SPUR blames Ranil’s regime for lapses in security [/b]

Colombo, 19 August, ( In a hard-hitting letter issued yesterday the Australian-based Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights (SPUR) has blamed the Ranil Wickremesinghe regime for lapses in security that led to the assassination of many defenders of the nation, including the late foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar.

SPUR President, Dr. Dasarath Jayasuriya wrote: “It is rather deceitful for the UNP to lament the shortcomings or lapses of security for VVIPs when they played into the hands of the murderous LTTE having signed a flawed MOU, by dropping the guard through the removal of check points, thereby allowing these terrorists to move in their pistol gang, suicide bombers and other assassins into all parts of Sri Lanka. Needless to say that the Nation's security was further compromised by the UNP administration which blew the lid of the LRRP unit, resulting in the brutal hunting down and killing of key security intelligence personnel by the LTTE.”
,br> Here is the full text of the open letter sent to the UNP:

We refer to the belated statement issued by the United National Party and welcome the condemnation of the assassination of the most able and popular Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the emphasis on the need to speedily bring the perpetrators to justice.

However, we find it deplorable that the UNP thought it fit to give any Credence whatsoever to gossip or other unfounded perceptions to the effect that the late Mr. Kadirgamar had been sympathetic to the Karuna Group, thereby making him a target of the dastardly Tamil Tiger Terrorists. Is the UNP attempting to give voice to Tamil Tiger opinion and indirectly justify such actions by this terrorist group? Whereas the whole nation was aware that long before the split within the LTTE, these terrorists had vowed to eliminate all of the moderate Tamil leaders including the late Honourable Lakshman Kadirgamar as traitors to their separatist cause of breaking up Sri Lanka by force of arms.

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