Some persons are reportedly going against its ideals, reports say.
At a seminar organized by it at Shangri-La Hotel yesterday (13), the keynote lecture was delivered by Dr. Rohan Gunaratne. Retired Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne and several other leaders have objected to Gunaratne’s being invited as he has been an opponent of the war. Gunaratne has been saying that the LTTE cannot be defeated militarily and that the ethnic conflict should be resolved through negotiations.
It was a unilateral decision of Gotabhaya to invite Gunaratne to deliver the lecture. As a result, many had boycotted the seminar. Gotabhaya has described Gunaratne in the past as a US spy and an agent of western NGOs.