Who is supporting the Tigers

November 24th 2014

The Editor

Daily News

 

Dear Sir

My attention has been drawn to a news item in your columns today under the heading 'Al Jazeera program: With friends like Wijesinha, President didn't need enemies'.

 

The writer, whilst obviously upset that I am not supporting the President in the forthcoming election, asserts that 'What Wijesinha means of course is that our foreign policy should be more agreeable to the Tamil Tiger terrorist sympathizers such as Surendiran'. He also insinuates that I want the President to lose 'so he can be taken before war crimes tribunals'.

 

This is absolute nonsense and ignores completely the altercations I had with Mr Surendiran during the programme. The writer also evidently missed my defence of the manner in which our forces fought the war, which led to the interviewer challenging me.

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