Tyrrone F, not worth even a hair
of illustrious Weera Puran Appu
Dr Eric Wimalaweera
It was reported in the media that that the Sri Lankas Foreign
Minister Tyronne Fernando had informed the Peoples Republic of
China that the LTTE was not involved in the attack of the Chinese trawler
last month. This is not the first occasion Tyrrone, who could be considered,
as a funny character of the UNF government, made statements defending
LTTE and its leader.
In one previous occasion he said that Prabhakaran has proved himself
a better patriot of Sri Lanka than many of the buffoons who pretend
to be patriots. He is the only minister of UNF government who
blamed the former Foreign Minister Laxman Kadirgarmar for his international
campaign to ban the LTTE (the writer is personally aware that Prime
Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has a high regard of Mr Kadirgarmar and
was even thinking of inviting him to be the Foreign Minister of the
UNF government just after it was elected).
It is no wonder that the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission which has been
biased towards the LTTE to have issued statements exonerating LTTE of
the above attack. But it is a great insult to the intelligence of the
Sri Lankan naval forces when the Foreign Minister has audacity to white
wash the barbarians. The pithy Sinhala saying Gona vunath - Umbey
Nokiyan is appropriately applicable to the Foreign Minister as
he has spoken without thinking-as usual- of the repercussions to Sri
Lankan Navy and to all Defence forces..
Recently one Mr Christie Cooray a relative of Weera Puran Appu responding
to an article titled It was a great tragedy in our history that
even relatives of the Great Puran Appu ended up as janitors of Prabhakaran.
stated that Tyronne Fernados acclaimed relationship with
our ancient hero may also be a sham. He further mentioned that
Since I am a relative of Puran Appu I was little embarrassed and
disappointed as I have always been patriotic like my ancestral warrior
relative who fought like a lion against the British imperialists. But
this lowly green politician has been making poojas to para suddas
all throughout his life. He may even have killed the little bit of Moratuwa
patriotism in all of us when he got married to an anti-Sinhala Tamil
woman in England who later divorced him before his departure to Sri
Lanka. Whatever remaining patriotism in him would have been wiped out
due to his Calvinistic religious roots that are entangled with virulent
Tamil racism today. Eric Solheims patronage of Prabhakaran is
based on similar links.
If as claimed,Tyrrone Fernando (or Tyrrone Appu) is a great grand son
of late Weera Puran Appu ( many would doubt from his actions) there
is no doubt today, that illustrious defender of our country must be
turning in his grave!