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US would have supported Tamil Eelam claims Sinhala nationalist MP

Sinhala extremist lawmaker Wimal Weerawansa claimed that the Sri Lanka refused to facilitate the surrender of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran to the United States in 2009, as Washington would have supported an independent state of Tamil Eelam.

Speaking in Sri Lanka’s parliament, Weerawansa said the US had sent a ship to the shores of Mullatiivu in 2009 to facilitate the surrender of the LTTE leadership.

“We opposed it,” he said. “Even China and India asked for us to hand him over. We refused all of that.

“Just like the US supports Israel, they would have supported Tamil Eelam,” he claimed.

“If by any chance the Sri Lanka military had not defeated the LTTE terrorist organization, in South Asia, Tamil Eelam would have become like Israel,” he told the house.

He went on to claim that Israel “is breaching all international laws and bombing Gaza relentlessly” and implied that an independent Tamil Eelam state would have done the same to Sri Lanka.

“If Tamil Eelam had materialized, we would be in the state that Gaza is in today.”

His remarks come despite Sri Lanka repeatedly bombing hospitals and no fire zones, using starvation as a weapon of war, deploying widespread sexual violence and executing surrendering Tamils in 2009. More than 169,000 people remain unaccounted for, in what us increasingly being recognised as a genocide.

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