Responding to Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) leader Sajith Premadasa’s statement on the controversial comments made by Karuna Amman recently, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa charged that it was Premadasa’s father who “supplied weapons to the LTTE”.
“Who provided weapons? Who supplied weapons to Karuna and others and the LTTE? It was none other than Sajith’s father.”
The Prime Minister also claimed that weapons were provided to “murder Sinhala people” and “shoot at the army”.
The children of the individuals who gave weapons to shoot are the ones who are now shouting about Karuna Amman, he said.
PM Rajapaksa also stated that former deputy minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, a former LTTE commander turned politician, has stated that his comments were incorrectly reported.
Karuna Amman, the Leader of the Tamil United Freedom Front (TUFF), had reportedly said that he killed more soldiers in the war than Sri Lankans had died from the coronavirus.