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    Patriots should defeat Ranil’s ‘Under-the-Radar Op’

    October 20, 2014

    Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa says that UNP and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has launched an Under-the-Radar Operation to line up anti national forces against incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Minister Weerawansa, who is also the leader of the National Freedom Front – an ally of the ruling UPFA, addressing a press conference at his party head office in Battaramulla on Sunday said that the NFF had pledged its fullest support to President Rajapaksa in a forthcoming Presidential election.

    The Minister said: “Wickremesinghe has recently informed his inner party loyalists that he is conducting an ‘under-the-radar operation.’ The term ‘under-the-radar’ stands for an allusion to flying an airplane at an altitude too low for radar detection. Just like the way the LTTE planes did here sometimes back. The term also means to do something which is not noticed by those who are watching. We are well aware of the fact that Wickremesinghe is engaged in such an operation. The recent LTTE conference held in Malaysia was a part of that operation. The conference is convened by one Jayantha Gnanakoon, a brother of Charles Gnanakoon – the chief suspect of former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar assassination case. The objective numero uno of this conference is to decide what is to be done to assure victory of Wickremesinghe in a future presidential poll.”

    The minister said that UNP sympathetic international forces were setting the scene for revival of the LTTE. “The recent decision of the European Union judges to annul anti-terrorism sanctions imposed on the LTTE was one such move. Now Wickremesinghe goes on saying that 13th amendment to the Constitution would be implemented to the letter under a UNP regime to treat all citizens equally. He also says there are two laws in the country – one for the North and another for the South. It was under during the UNP times under Wickremesinghe’s prime ministership there had been two laws – one of the LTTE-held areas and another for cleared-areas. In the very same context, we find TNA’s MP Sivajilingam telling his people that once the Presidential candidate they would support wins, they would remove all the Buddha statues in the North and send them to South. He also promises to remove the army from the very next day their candidate secure victory. It is not hard for anyone to look at these incidents and their inter-relationship,” the minister said.

    Minister Weerawansa demanded Opposition Leader Wickremesinghe to explain the nation what the latter meant by the term ‘Under-the-radar Operation’ and to give details of his recent agreements with the LTTE fronts and EU, the deals he was planning to enter with LTTE supporters in Malaysia in near future.

    “There are two challenges before us today. One is to bring about new victories for the nation and the second to defeat the sinister moves to deprive the nation of victories it has achieved. We would line up all nationalistic and patriotic forces to counter the challenges against motherland,” Minister Weerawansa added.

    Former MP and Media Spokesman of the NFF Mohammed Musammil also addressed the press. (Special Reporter/HC)

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