Sunday, January 6, 2008


"Keep politics apart from national security" says Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa speaking on the present security situation assured that attack on the Anuradhapura Camp would not in any way upset planned military operations against the LTTE terrorists and their bases in the Wanni.
Mr. Rajapaksa appealed to the main opposition not to play politics at the expense of the security forces as the war enters a decisive stage. Under estimating the military leadership or their commitment would only help the enemy who is now desperate at this juncture.
Failing to recognize the success of the security forces in the East make their motive clearer. "Accusations were directed at me personally for purchasing MIG-27 air crafts where as during their period in office the LTTE had received a massive build up. They allowed the terrorists to acquire arms, ammunition and equipment and even went to the extent of paying taxes on behalf of the LTTE, "Defence Secretary added. Mr. Rajapaksa said that the main opposition really speaking must conduct an internal inquiry to ascertain for them selves debacles suffered during their regime.