147 Muslim was killed in Kattankudy mosque by Karuna’s team on the 3rd August 1990. Karuna is NOW the Deputy Resettlement Minister, called Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan working closely with the President Mahinda. Karuna who betrayed the Tamils and LTTE Leader Prabakaren who crossed over to government had contributed a lot in killing of the LTTE members and Muslim and Tamil Leaders and Civilians who opposed the Mahinda government.
Karuna known as one of the most unpopular person among Tamils refused to stand for election as he was well aware that he will loose the election and Mahinda had to appoint him as government MP. He kept his mouth shut last year when Muslims were attacked and Mosques were set on fire by Sinhala Buddhist extremists with the help of the government forces.
Karuna said, although the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has left the government the Muslim community will support President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the forthcoming election. “The SLMC committed the biggest betrayal by leaving the government. The Muslim leadership has rejected the people. They have stopped all the advantages given to the people by the government. I believe that President Rajapaksa is the only non-communal leader. He is the only leader who saved the people from the war and assured a peaceful and free life,” he said.
“Muslim leaders who were with the government have gained wealth and good posts. Now they have betrayed the government and people will soon understand that,” he said.
He further said Minister M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Minister A.L.M. Athaullah should be thanked for representing the government.
“Both Ministers are good leaders of the Muslims in the Eastern Province. People should reconsider before taking decisions at the election, since these so called Muslim leaders have left the government after receiving all the benefits,” he said.