Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa has, recently in Anamaduwa, announced plans to establish model villages in honour of those who spearheaded the country’s war against the LTTE.
Premadasa said that model villages would be named after Sinhala commanders of Sri Lankan forces
- Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka
- Majors General Shavendra Silva,
- Major General Chagi Gallage
- Major General Prasanna Silva
- Major General Kamal Gunaratne
- Major General Jagath Dias
- Retired Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya.
- Late Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa
- Major General Vijaya Wimalaratne
Minister Premadasa said that he intended to set up model villagers in memory of Generals Denzil Kobbekaduwa and Vijaya Wimalaratne. An irate Premadasa said some sinister political elements had propagated a diabolical lie that his late father, President Premadasa, had got Kobbekaduwa and Wimalaratne killed. He said history had cleared his father’s name.
Most of the Names proposed are accused of killing thousands of Tamil civilians are accused of war crime. They are accused of killing more than 40,000 Tamil civilians and more then 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered in May 2009 after UN officials negotiated the surrender.
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