No room to commemorate terrorists - Keheliya | Daily News

No room to commemorate terrorists - Keheliya

Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that no opportunity will be given to commemorate the terrorists in an organized and large scale manner.

He further said that even though they are terrorists, there are no obstacles for the parents of the terrorists who died during the war to personally perform alms and remember their children.

He was speaking to the media after laying the foundation stone for the establishment of a Girls’ School in the Digana-Rajawella area in Kandy based on the concept of ‘Green and Smart School’.

He emphasized that allowing celebrations in the country for those who committed any heinous acts would send the wrong message to the world and that such acts would not be allowed.

The decision to suspend certain Government advertisements was a temporary decision due to financial constraints and would be rectified in the future, he added.

There have been some issues between the people’s representatives and Government officials since independence and the case of State Minister Wimalaweera Dissanayake was not the first and the only one. The media should give the right message to the people rather than stirring up emotions. The postal department had done a lot of services, including drug distribution, when the first wave of COVID-19 came, and although they did not come to the fore like the health and Security Forces, they remained silent behind the scenes, he said.

Central Province Governor Attorney-at-law Lalith U Gamage, Kandy District Coordinating Committee Chairman MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara and Central Province Chief Secretary Gamini Rajarane were also present.