President Rajapaksa has made a fervent appeal from the parents to defeat attempts by certain elements to create a fear psychosis period again.
The President said they clearly witnessed it during the 89 – 90 period. Innocent youths were killed. School children were also victims. Even schools were destroyed. The President said some were getting ready to re-introduce such a period. He said he was specially making an appeal to the parents not to permit their children to fall prey to it. He said he was also requesting the youths not to be misled. Some had left schools and has been misled. The President queried from the parents whether they were sending their children to schools to put up posters or to write slogans in black boards or to distribute leaflets. They are clearly aware that it is not possible to dupe parents and youth when they reach their teenage also cannot be hoodwinked. The President requested the parents to draw special attention towards their children and maintain a tab on them as these goons are getting ready to destroy the children.
The President was addressing a meeting of activists of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance at Angunukolapelessa. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera was also present.