The former Sri Lankan president, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, claimed responsibility for finishing 75% of the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during her tenure.
Speaking at an interview in her residence, Kumaratunga, who plays a key role in the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena’s election campaign, said,
“How can one deny it? Our people do not believe in falsehoods. Are our people a bunch of donkeys to believe in untruths? Nearly 75 per cent of the areas controlled by Prabhakaran were liberated under my government. I do not lay claim to be the President forever by boasting of gains on the war front.”