Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne accepts that he has gone against the Government by attending the Tiger conference in London and supporting the Tigers.
Addressing a news briefing in Colombo today, he said that simply because the Tiger symbol was taken, it cannot be said that there were Tigers at the venue, as every Tamil likes the symbol. As the Sinhalese have the Lion, the Tamils like the Tiger symbol. The “Mahaviru” commemoration was held on the 26th and he attended it. At this meeting, they commemorated all those who died. At this commemoration he made a speech and said that as a result of the conflict they died and the issue should be solved. This was what he told in his address. Further speaking to journalists, he even mentioned the names of some of the Tigers who were killed. He said he sympathized with those who had died.