via Dept. of Govt. Information, Sri Lanka
The veteran film star and the popular TV presenter Ravindra Randeniya has said that the challenge we face now because of the Darusman report is greater than the challenge we faced during the war.
At that time we had a known enemy but behind the present challenge there is a force greater than that and it has been camouflaged as a corrective measure. He pointed out that as per the controversial Darusman report the identity of those who have divulged information to the Darusman panel are to be revealed only after 20 years.
Referring to the Darusman report he said that even in the first part of the report they have warned that they could take concerned persons to the International War Crime Tribunal. He pointed out that this is what the UN and Human Right groups did in Yugoslavia, Albania, Sudan and many other countries when they became envious of the leaders of those countries.
The President Mahinda Rajapaksa rightly understood that the perennial problem ruining our country could be solved only by militarily defeating the LTTE and not in accordance with suggestions made by the international forces to find a solution through negotiations, he further said.
Envious of their opinion getting defeated by the right decision taken by the President, he said that the international forces are now turning their guns against Sri Lanka to defeat our President who presented a new solution to them, and to the whole world.
Addressing a media conference recently, Ravindra Randeniya said that after the war we all are now living peacefully, but what they attempt to do is to take us back to the sad situation we experienced during the last 30 years. He urged people to look at things beyond political prisms and look at things realistically and rise against the conspiracy being forced on us by the international forces envious of our development and at the instigation of the terrorist-rump roaming in the western countries.
He especially urged the Tamil brethren of this country to look at the difference of life they now enjoy, economically, socially and on other aspects for the last 1 ½ years and the nightmarish inhuman existence they underwent during the 30 years of war. He said that the President has taken all measures to rehabilitate the displaced, demine the mine-fields and build reconciliation among the communities. He said that irrespective of various differences we should rise as one family and as people of one nation against the challenges being forced upon us through the Darusman report unjustifiably and immorally, in order to reverse the country’s victory back to the sad situation that existed. He said that the Darusman report has overstepped its mandate and has been presented as an incriminatory document against Sri Lanka. He emphasized that the motivation behind the report is to create division among us, to defeat the President and defeat Sri Lanka emerging as a main power in the South East Asian region.
Ravindra appealed to the Tamil brethren who suffered most, made biggest sacrifices, lost members in almost every family to think of the hardships they underwent during the 30 years of war, and take the leadership to defeat the attempts being made to reverse the country to that horrendous period.