We at Lanka News Web express our deepest gratitude to the members of the security units who kept us informed in detail about the whereabouts and other related details of the leader of the Frontline Socialist Party Premakumar Gunaratnam and the head of the party’s women’s wing, Dimuthu Attygalle since they were abducted on the 6th. It is the information received from these units that helped save their lives.
The government was unable to continue with its act after we exposed in detail and accurately the abduction drama and the places where the two persons were being held with the times and the senior police officer who was in-charge of him. The Defence Secretary earlier denied that Kumar and Dimuthu were in the government’s custody.
The Defence Secretary finally had to indirectly accept their abduction yesterday. Finally, the Defence Secretary did not have any other alternative but to release Kumar and Dimuthu.
It was the alternative media that worked to save Kumar and Dimuthu. It was the websites that operate locally and internationally that led the campaign for their release. This victory was achieved due to the actions of these websites and few progressive forces in the security forces.
We would finally like to tell the Defence Secretary and the Sri Lankan government that at a time when the world has become one global village with advanced technologies it only takes a few minutes for an incident that take place in one corner of the world to reach the other corner. The government should therefore not only think twice but think thrice before making any moves.