The mediation of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ensured true national reconciliation by deed, rather than word, over the matter of Kilinochchi police having tried to stop the launch on the coming 19th of the autobiography of the deceased LTTE women’s political leader Subramaniam Sivagami alias Thamilini, who had been rehabilitated and freed. The organizing of the launch was halted after police told Thamilini’s widower Jeyakumar that permission could be given only if certain pictures in the book are removed and the cover page changed.
After getting to know about it, DPF leader and minister of reconciliation Mano Ganeshan raised it with the PM, after which the PM ordered military chiefs not to disrupt the function in any manner, reports say.
It was Dharmasiri Bandaranayake, activist of Citizens’ Power and senior film director, who informed minister Ganeshan about the situation.
Strongly criticizing Kilinochchi police, the PM asked, “The government is ours. Is police Gota’s?” noting that Tamil racists will gain by this conduct by Kilinochchi police over the matter of a deceased LTTE leader, he thanked both Ganeshan and Bandaranayake for their mediation to prevent the government from getting international condemnation. Accordingly, police permission has been given for the book launch, Jeyakumar told Lanka News Web.
Thamilini wrote her life story during the period she underwent treatment at Maharagama cancer hospital. Jeyakumar, a British citizen, got it published. He said all proceeds would go for the benefit of children receiving treatment at the Maharagama cancer hospital.
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