- Published on Saturday, 09 June 2012 19:53
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The residues of LTTE terrorists in the UNP have not stopped boot-licking the LTTE rump after the outfit was completely wiped out from the country, Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday.
He said UNP Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella should demand a debate from the British Parliament over the cancellation of the addresses by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several Heads of State at the Commonwealth Business Forum.
Rambukwella said President Rajapaksa was an invitee of the British government and Kiriella who happened to be the country’s deputy foreign minister at one time, should have more knowledge on protocol which affected the cancellation of such an event.
The minister was commenting on Kiriella’s conduct in Parliament on Thursday by attempting to move a motion calling for a debate over the cancellation of the President’s address at the Commonwealth Business Forum.
He was of the view that the British government should assess the situation as LTTE sympathisers had launched protests displaying LTTE flags with the Tiger emblem, despite it being a proscribed organisation in the UK.
Rambukwella questioned the British authorities' inability to control few hundreds of people belonging to the proscribed organisation in the UK.
"I think Kiriella was not aware of the actual situation that led to the cancellation of the event. It is the UNP that started boot licking LTTE terrorists and they have not given it up even after the LTTE was eradicated in the country," he said.