Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today the new government has given less priority for national security which was crucial for the development process in the country.
“When we stabilised the security in the country, we were charged to be war fanatics. We can clearly see how the national security deteriorated during this short period,” he said.
Mr. Rajapaksa expressed these views at a function held at Ape Gama in Battaramulla to launch the election campaign of UPFA candidate Udaya Gammanpila.
Mr. Rajapaksa said some people charged former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as a dictator but if it was so he would still be the president and I would be the defense secretary. Mr. Rajapaksa said some individuals who were with them had committed wrongdoings and that led to the downfall of their government.
“Mahinda Rajapaksa has identified those who committed wrongdoings. We are ready to rectify our mistakes based on the past experience,” he said.
Western Provincial Councillor Udaya Gammanpila said it was not Mahinda Rajapaksa who left on January 09 would be coming on August 19 but a fresh leader after rectifying his mistakes.(Ajith Siriwardana)
Comments - 38
Hora Mahinda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:52 PM
If security is needed for him let us cover him and keep him inside a bullet proof glass box lifetime and make the cheated innocent villages to worship him.
Hora Mahinda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:55 PM
Mahinda was learning Karate at Temple Trees and he had paid over 18.35 Millions for the masters who taught him. (from his accounts I got this figure)
Peratha Rajapakshe Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:57 PM
Weeray where are you? Your master is in danger now. You too should be careful, anytime anyone could pull your natural beared.
Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:58 PM
He has dangerous Murderers and Gangsters (Ex-UPFA Ministers) with him, no need to fear.
shamon Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:53 AM
Gota has forgotten how his brother charged the constitution to be the ruler the country forever. via DM Android App
Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:03 PM
He must be talking of the absence of white vans.
p nonis Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:49 AM
will there be a second chance ?with all these European observers and International organisations involvement in the Election of a very Politically unstable country on Principals and Ethics
lion Wednesday, 22 July 2015 05:14 AM
This all shows the crooks who were defeated is going to show that LTTE IS Raising its head to deceive the masses and get their vote.Government must be very careful on this issue.
Prem Nath Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:24 PM
RW has never had the security of the country as his priority ever.
Lanka Shantha Wednesday, 22 July 2015 05:51 AM
Recently every thing were normal until your family came in.Please go home, every thing will be alright.
sugath Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:07 AM
Some were in the former goverent committed wrongdoings, which included you and your brother.
paddy Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:16 AM
sri lankans will soon find out the consequences of getting rid of people like gota ,
Yan Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:10 AM
There is no white van now and no journalist got killed.. Why?? People can be fooled sometimes.. but not all the times....
janaka Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:28 AM
Other people try to steal tsunami donations?Other people running white van abductions?
KingBarnet@Kurunegala.lk Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:31 AM
his resurrection after the jail sentence.
Peratha Rajapakshe Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:13 AM
Yes correct, not enough security for the Former President and his men.
Peratha Rajapakshe Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:15 AM
SriLankans should forget about the White vans and support Blue vans now.
Bala Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:16 AM
And thanks to Sarath Abrew the tainted judge who gave him longest ever interim injunction to be free.
Mm Tuesday, 21 July 2015 09:48 PM
everyone deserves a second chance. Innocent until proven Guilty.
Cobra Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:47 AM
He still thinks they are the custodian of national security and keep slogging that dead horse especially during election time!
Peratha Rajapakshe Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:17 AM
Gota is a nice person who had dignity, but his brother MR spoilt him.
Peratha Rajapakshe Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:18 AM
You are wrong only MR and his wife played out Tsunami funds.
prasad Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:54 AM
Mr Gotabhaya should keep his respect and stop canvassing for third class politicians
Bippity Boppity Boo Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:57 AM
Ah, the present government has no property for building roads to no where and walkways for the rich to lose fat. Go to the north, east, north west and see the conditions the people live.
Jaya Wednesday, 22 July 2015 07:00 AM
Never expects such mistakes and malpractices from the leader. Do u think MR can come to back to normal with his team who made billions ?????
sobers Wednesday, 22 July 2015 07:31 AM
"White Van" ha.. Ha... Your ultimate motive!
Hora Mahinda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:11 AM
All in the past regime accepted they were wrong. So why we vote for these wrong doers?
Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:13 AM
These guys ruled for decades and could not rectify their mistakes, why another chance for the robbers.
Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:14 AM
He is trying to be a new born baby. Ha..Ha..Ha..
Horri Jimonis Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:16 AM
All these guys played out our country and talking like saints. They should not come to power again.
Bubble Banda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:17 AM
Robbers trying to gain power by bluffing. These rotters should be thrown into the garbage.
Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:21 AM
Those days have gone. These thugs thinks that SriLankans are wearing ear studs and keeping flowers in their ears.
Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:24 AM
Hay mann, now no fear about terrorist as long as our honest President rules this nation. Get lost.
Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:25 AM
How can robbers rule a nation? Never....
Bubble Banda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:26 AM
Gotta touch your heart and ask how many people you lifted with white vans.
Hora Mahinda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:28 AM
White van saga... that curse will set upon you and your brothers lifetime.
Vijith Pieterz Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:32 AM
Even if they are sent to gallows, they will not repent.
Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:33 AM
Only others did not these Rajapakshe saints. Anney...Anney... they are very innocent.
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