Pirapaharan ensured the safety of Tamils – Northern chief minister

The Northern chief minister has come out strongly in support of Vijayakala Maheswaran, stating that the LTTE leader ensured the safety of Tamils.

Speaking to media personnel today, Mr C.V.Wigneswaran said: ‘We are not going to turn into terrorists simply because we say that our people were safe during the time of Pirapaharan.’

‘It is therefore wrong to call [state minister] Vijayakala a terrorist because she said she was longing for the return of [Pirapaharan’s] time. Leaving aside the effects of war then, the whole world knows very well that we were largely safe during the time of the Tigers,’ the Northern chief minister added.