Former Chief Arms procurer for the Tamil Tigers Kumaran Pathmanathan yesterday expressed fullest confidence in President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ability to resolve the problem of SrI Lanka’s minority Tamils.
Calling the President ‘a great leader’ the former rebel leader said the government could resolve Tamil issues without the help of the international community.
Pathmanathan said the President was a man of good calibre to solve the Tamil problem.
Hitting out hard against the TNA KP said the main Tamil party that is expected to win Saturday’s provincial poll was cheating the northern people. “You have to work with the majority community that is the only way,” the former LTTE member.
Attacking the LTTE Pathmanathan said both the TNA and the Tigers were always rejecting overtures by the Government. He urged the TNA to join the latest PSC on a final solution.
It was KP’s first press address since his capture. The briefing for the journalists who had been escorted to the north by the army last morning took place at 12 noon at the Sencholai orphanage now run by KP.