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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 enlightened leadership.”