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SPEAKING ON MUMBAI MASSACRE TULF SAYS IRRESPECTIVE OF COUNTRY ALL SORT OF TERRORIST METHODS SHOULD BE CONDEMNED

By Walter Jayawardhana

Condemning the Mumbai massacre by terrorists in India the largest democratic Tamil party in Sri Lanka said the incident akin to what happened in Mumbai has also happened in the island nation for different purposes and terrorism should be condemned for whatever reason it is used for.

The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) leader , Ananda Sangaree said, “We all must get together irrespective of whether we are Indians or Sri Lankan or to which ever religion or race we belong to, condemn with one voice the adoption of terrorist methods as a means of achieving something. We should vouch to help the authorities to track down the culprits without condoning any one, involved in any violent activity, however close he may be. If we are serious about saving the future generation from getting involved in any violent activity, as a first step all counties should enact legislation preventing student participation in any form of agitation or demonstration in which they get the first lesson in terrorism.”

The following is the full text of the statement:

“The Tamil United Liberation Front strongly condemns the most horrendous and cowardly act of a handful of unscrupulous men who had derived great pleasure in taking the life of over 130 innocent people and causing serious injuries to over 350 others, some with their eye sight or limbs or both lost and many others be-numbed or crippled for life. No one on earth will ever want such a thing to happen either to them or to anyone in their family. Terrorism is now a global nuisance that should be completely eradicated all over the world. We can’t continue to be held to ransom by a group of people who are fanatical about something that they can never achieve and always blood thirsty. Some of us in our society who do not know the bitter taste of terrorism go all out to hail this group as heroes and glorify them with varying tributes. Ironically their wives and children are safe in some corner of the glob and they are happy that a bomb blasted by a friend will not harm them.

“We in India and Sri Lanka face this type of menace everyday in some part of our countries. The incident akin to what happened in Mumbai had happened in Sri Lanka as well but for different purposes. However terrorism should be condemned for whatever purpose it is used. Let us not wait till some mishap falls on us. We all must get together irrespective of whether we are Indians or Sri Lankan or to which ever religion or race we belong to, condemn with one voice the adoption of terrorist methods as a means of achieving something. We should vouch to help the authorities to track down the culprits without condoning any one, involved in any violent activity, however close he may be. If we are serious about saving the future generation from getting involved in any violent activity, as a first step all counties should enact legislation preventing student participation in any form of agitation or demonstration in which they get the first lesson in terrorism.

“The TULF conveys its deepest sympathies to the Government and people of India and particularly to the kith and kin of the unfortunate victims of this horrid incident.”



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