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Won’t change decision to replace Gota’s military security: Def. Secy.

28 June 2016 01:48 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi said the decision taken by the Government, to replace the military security provided to former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the Police and the STF, would not be changed under any circumstance.

On an earlier occasion, he had said that military personnel deployed for the security of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and former defence secretary would be gradually removed and replaced with Police and STF personnel, because deploying military personnel for VIP security was illegal.

However, Gotabaya Rajapaksa said yesterday that he had requested Mr. Hettiarachchi not to remove the military security provided to him because there were still threats to his life.

He said that he had not been officially informed so far about his military security being replaced with police personnel.

Commenting on former defence secretary Rajapaksa’s security, Mr. Hettiarachchi said there would be no change of plans to remove the military security provided to VIPs and replace it with police personnel.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 10

  • Gold Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:33 AM

    We cannot afford bearing the expenses of these people- we have already been in trouble to feed our family- think about the ordinary people- dont burden us further and further and do not be self fish- enough

    Dumbo Tuesday, 28 June 2016 02:02 PM

    Gota, thinks only his life is important. What about all the people who's lives were snuffed out on his orders? He should not be given any security, wasting tax payers monies, after all he's only a normal person who's life is no more important than anyone else's.

    KOLA KOTIYA Tuesday, 28 June 2016 02:04 PM


    Sinhaya Tuesday, 28 June 2016 03:18 PM

    I haven not seen people as ungrateful as Sri Lankans. Who would have liberated the country without Gotabhaya?

    Wesko Tuesday, 28 June 2016 04:43 PM

    Then what about S.F.

    Dumbo Tuesday, 28 June 2016 04:43 PM

    It is not a case of being ungrateful or grateful. When you hold a particular position be it President or Defence Secretary of the country then you are expected to meet any challenge or danger to the country during that period and overcome it to the best of that persons ability. They did what they were supposed to do during that period. It doesn't mean the general public has to be eternally grateful to them

    Rosy Tuesday, 28 June 2016 05:15 PM

    Your children can live peacefully without bombs because of Gota. Have some mercy!

    Priscilla Tuesday, 28 June 2016 05:33 PM

    Doesnt this sound very funny. Gota still wants prestige. We Sri Lankans spend a vast lot of money for security petrol and whatnot. via DM Android App

    Human Tuesday, 28 June 2016 05:50 PM

    Such an ungrateful society! No wonder we are getting rotten day by day.....

    The God Father Tuesday, 28 June 2016 05:51 PM

    I understand your point, but there is another side to what you think, Any president including DB Wijetunge could have done what MR did, but they didn't do it because they didn't want to do it at any cost, MR didnt have any other options but to fight the LTTE to occupy his seat and he and his brothers were at the right place at the right time, on the other hand LTTE was weak to its core, they lost their fighters to tsunami, Hon Ranil W separated Karuna, the International community was against terrorism and finally our top General was at his peak, now tell me who wouldnt have beaten LTTE? Is it right to loot naive people's money showing the LTTE victory? Is it right to terrorize ordinary people after the victory over LTTE? God saved Sri Lana mate.

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