JVP front to fight LTTE propaganda
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to initiate an anti
terrorist organisation called the ‘Anti Terrorist Front’
subsequent to the Air Force Base attack last week.
The new movement spearheaded by the JVP is aimed at countering
pro-LTTE propaganda, sources said.
Meanwhile the national patriotic movement which also has
prominent JVP members such as Wimal Weerawansa in its fold has
questioned the government as to why they bought an old radar
system from India when the Chinese government had already
offered a technologically developed radar system to Sri Lanka.
The statement by Gunadasa Amarasekera of the National Patriotic
Movement also said that the government should have requested a
better radar system and if the Indian government failed to
supply the required equipment to opt for another party who was
willing to provide the necessary good quality equipment. “We
strongly say that the relevant authorities cannot neglect this
and simply go on,” the statement said.
“It is very unfortunate that the United National Party is saying
that the defence secretary and the Air Force commander should
resign from their positions. At this point we would like to ask
the UNP why their leader has not resigned even after failing 14
times to win an election. Therefore these parties should not use
these attacks to achieve their narrow political objectives at
the expense of national security. The need of the hour is an