Addressing his United National Party's 53rd annual convention in Colombo, the main opposition leader said in the absence of the independent media's access to war-torn areas, the government was making high sounding claims.
"..but the truth is Killinochchi has not been overrun and the LTTE, it is estimated has about 15,000 cadres in the Wanni district," a newspaper report quoted Wickremesinghe as saying.
Wickremesinghe said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa and LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran perceived the war
"The military was being pushed from one point to another by Mahinda, for reasons best known to him and his brother Gothabaya Rajapaksa," the UNP leader said on Saturday.
"TheLankan president was being projected as the greatest general in the world with scant regard for names such as Julius Ceasar, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte," the former premier claims.