Video: Gota regrets ending war

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Former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said yesterday he now regretted to have finished the war because he had to undergo lots of trouble as a result of doing so.

Mr. Rajapaksa expressed these views when he came to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate serious acts of fraud, corruption and abuse of power, state resources, and privileges (PRECIFAC) yesterday, to give a statement over the Rakna Lanka armoury.

Mr. Rajapaksa said he has had to report to all these commissions as a result of ending the war.

“Today I feel sad to have finished the war. I have had to report to all these commissions just because I finished the war. None of these commissions would be there, if I had not finished the war,” he said.

Mr. Rajapaksa said he might have to report to the UNHRC as well to give statements following the release of the UN report over the alleged war crimes.

He said the UN report was totally based on the needs of the Tamil Diaspora and said what the Diaspora wanted was to punish the security forces and the then political leaders.

Mr. Rajapaksa said he hoped that the President and the Prime Minister would not agree on a move to punish security forces or political leaders by an international court.

Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 30

  • david Saturday, 19 September 2015 01:54 PM

    Yes if the war went on, millions of dollars in arms money would have been collected by the US and other UN countries.

    Grace Saturday, 19 September 2015 01:54 PM

    Humiliation by jailing SF overshadowed what you achieved.

    dinesh Sunday, 20 September 2015 04:12 PM

    What did Rakna Lanka got to do with war. If you had carried out everything according to law no need to panic.

    Victor Saturday, 19 September 2015 02:01 PM

    Whenever UNP gets power it reveals state secrets on the pretext of punishing the corrupt. This is witch hunting.

    acs Sunday, 20 September 2015 05:02 PM

    Respected by the gullible.

    johan Saturday, 19 September 2015 02:05 PM

    Claiming war victory should not be a shield to cover uptheir wrong doings and for them to live a luxurious life. These are all public money should have been distributed to the poorest of the poor. Sri Lanka is not their own property.

    Sene Sunday, 20 September 2015 05:31 PM

    When did this guy became a sir? By jailing SF?

    citizen Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:11 AM

    He is correct, if the war was not finished we will be on pins.Every day people will be killed.

    Christopher Monday, 21 September 2015 05:28 PM

    Absolutely correct.

    mnsmart Wednesday, 23 September 2015 05:38 PM

    Where you went wrong is creating the BBS

    Hamlet Tuesday, 22 September 2015 05:26 AM

    So you agree that you ended the War by Killing 40,000 Civilians?

    das Sunday, 20 September 2015 09:42 AM

    What do you call the harassment to SF?

    Thomas Sunday, 20 September 2015 10:03 AM

    Unpatriotic statementNow the fear of facing Hybrid courts making to talk like this

    Piyal Sunday, 20 September 2015 11:41 AM

    I totally agree with you Sir. The respected heroes like you been harassed by the evil forces who were against the ending of war using this ignorant leader.

    OMG Sunday, 20 September 2015 12:29 PM

    What about white van and treasure hunting?

    OMG Sunday, 20 September 2015 12:31 PM

    what about using forces for white van abduction, cleaners and treasure hunting?

    OMG Sunday, 20 September 2015 12:33 PM

    you have been only questioned, but SF was treated as criminal, what goes around comes around.

    Sapu Saturday, 19 September 2015 12:45 PM

    A true patriot would never say that

    Sapu Saturday, 19 September 2015 12:46 PM

    Few years ago they said they are ready to sit in a electric chair for SL now they are scared of corruption probes!

    kan Saturday, 19 September 2015 01:00 PM

    You are right, Sir. UN or UNHRC or US/UK and so called IC would have still been happy if LTTE was still active with Prabakaran and killing Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims and Intellectuals, Political Leaders etc.Presently when people are dying in hundreds daily in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, etc, it is well known who is feeling happy?

    Aka Saturday, 19 September 2015 01:00 PM

    had it not been for the war victory you all would have been ousted by 2010 itself

    sam Sunday, 20 September 2015 01:05 PM

    No disagreement. The allegation IS that the former government was the most corrupt in our history.

    Gamarala Monday, 21 September 2015 03:36 PM

    Director and producer of the thriller " The white Vans"

    Kriss Sunday, 20 September 2015 01:18 PM

    Then how about the punishment that you had given to the War Hero Sarath Fonseka?The same theory is applicable to you also.If you are found guilty, you too will have to be punished.

    Lost Lankan Sunday, 20 September 2015 01:28 PM

    you regret hahaaaaaaaaaaaaayou are now feeling the empty pocket??????????You are coward for saying this you feel your own importance before the people.

    CHENA Saturday, 19 September 2015 01:35 PM


    mallawa Saturday, 19 September 2015 01:36 PM

    Country had to pay a massive perk for those ended the war.

    Lasantha Hitharasudera Saturday, 19 September 2015 01:44 PM

    Ingratitude of the people. It was strategy, execution for both development and the war. Listen to the man. Give him something to do and stop the political oppression.

    rooma Monday, 21 September 2015 09:22 AM

    cant comment

    Nadeesha Saturday, 19 September 2015 01:49 PM

    Your contribution for ending the war is great. But it does not mean you and your relatives can do whatever you want.

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