Sri Lankan forces, intelligence units and other defence authorities are capable of defeating LTTE terrorism where or whenever it tries to reemerge, says administration Defence Spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella.
Speaking at a special media briefing held at the Media Centre for National safety (MCNS), Colombo; Minister said that LTTE's self claimed leader after V. Prabhakaran and the outfit's head for international terrorist activities Kumaran Pathmanadan alias KP was arrested outside the island yesterday (Aug 6) and brought into the country this morning (Aug 7).
The Minister underscored the importance of the arrest as the removal of the residual LTTE leader who tried to overshadow the country's victory over terrorism.
" Though we have productively defeated LTTE in the battle, a seed of doubt was left in the minds of average people that there was a possibility for KP to recommence the terrorist activities , owing to the link he had with international terrorist network.", said the Minister.
The Minister further pointed out that there has been a clear effort by some of the unpatriotic politicians to down play the forces victory over terrorism and to endorse an idea that LTTE will make a reply with KP's leadership.
"Our defence establishment have foreseen this state of affairs, and proactively and determinedly taken action to defeat this and also taken the key LTTE remainder into custody", he said.
Also, he highlighted though the suspect was among the most wanted radical by many INTETPOL and various other foreign law enforcement agencies, it was the Sri Lankan authorities that finally located him.
Finally, the Minster pointed out the international support that Sri Lanka is at present having in her try to curb terrorist behavior. Though he did not divulge all the details of the arrest due to safety reasons, he said that arrest was made a achievement due to the unreserved , and adequate support of the " international friends" of Sri Lanka.
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