By Ravi Ladduwahetty
The Government has appealed against the lifting of the restrictions on the LTTE by the European Union Court of.Justice, Cabinet spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told the weekly news conference yesterday.
He said that the government did not do it directly but it was through some “other sources” which he did not divulge.
He also said the LTTE being proscribed was mere eyewash. Some of the Western countries, which had proscribed the LTTE, did not utter a whimper at the time the pro-LTTE members carried placards and photographs of late LTTE Leader Prabhakaran when President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited those countries as the Head of State, Rambukwella noted.
Our position is quite clear and we have gone to a higher Court, he said, adding that no one was talking of the LTTE atrocities which also included the blindfolding and shooting dead 700 policemen.
Asked whether the government was going to conduct its own inquiry into alleged war crimes, he said it was a matter for the government to decide.