President Maithripala Sirisena has called for an explanation from the newly appointed Defence Secretary on the statement he made regarding an account held by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today.
“It appears that the Defence Secretary and the Army Spokesman have commented on the controversial account so as to protect Mr. Rajapaksa. The Army Spokesman is not aware about the fiscal policies of the country,” Dr. Senaratne told a Cabinet news briefing and added that action would be taken on this matter.
He said the Cabinet was considering the removal of the spokesmen of the three armed forces because there was no war in the country. (Lahiru Pothmulla)