We don’t want to use a devil to extend emergency:Gota

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Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday denied that the government is using incidents involving devils to extend the emergency. He went on to state that any individual who attacks law enforcement institutions under the pretext of the "devil" would be considered terrorists.

“We don’t want to use a devil to extend emergency. The government does not want to extend the emergency. The final decision will be taken by the president,” he said at a meeting held at the Ministry of Defence (MOD) with the trustees of mosques in Puttalam, Batticlaloa, Ampara and Trincomalee districts to discuss the incidents which took place in these areas involving devils.

 “Surrounding camps of security forces is a major offence and it is taken as a terrorist act for attempting to attack law enforcement institutions. Therefore please tell your people not to engage in such things and believe rumours, most of the people are innocent but there are few behind these incidents,” he said.

 “The security forces acted calmly and wisely to these situations. But do not play with them,” Defence Secretary Rajapaksa said.

 “We will give maximum punishment to those who cross the limits of law and take it into their hands. Because if it happens, it will affect the stability we expect,”, he said.

 “Do not take the law into your hands. Assist the police and the security forces to arrest these suspects who are mostly criminals of that particular area. As a result of this a number of unfortunate incidents were reported with three deaths including the death of an innocent police constable whose wife is pregnant with their first child,” he added.

 “There is another rumour that we are trying to collect blood of women who does not eat pork. The government does not want to do a poojawa. These are absolute baseless allegations,” he said.

 Mr. Rajapaksa also denied that these incidents are undertaken by the security forces. “Why do the security forces want to engage in sabotage after fighting with terrorists for 30 years and ended by defeating them,? he questioned. “They are the people who enjoy the peace and freedom after defeating the LTTE. So why do they want to engage in such things,” he said.

 “If the area police has failed to take proper action I will sent the Special Task Force (STF) and the army to arrest the suspects and resolve the disputes”, Mr.Rajapaksa said.

 “We all want to work together and enjoy the peace and the freedom we achieved by defeating terrorists. Therefore I want everyone to work together, assist the police and the security forces in maintaining law and order”, he noted

 “Because at present with these incidents, the police cannot go out and conduct their duty as they will be assaulted. I have told the IGP to come up with a plan on how we can resolve the problems and work together. We are refreshing the duties of the police, “he said. (Supun Dias)
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  • Yasas Wednesday, 24 August 2011 10:18 AM

    well said sir. I'm not a UPFA supporter at all. neither UNP nor JVP. But you are the only great personality, I respect always. Cheers !!!

    Sunanda Jayasekera Thursday, 25 August 2011 04:34 AM

    I am a UNPer. But I really appreciate what you have said. This is the way you should go ahead.

    Well Done Gota

    hera Wednesday, 24 August 2011 04:48 AM

    Well said Mr Gotabaya. This is the correct way forwrad

    MK Wednesday, 24 August 2011 04:59 AM

    Well said Gota. Some people with not even an ounce of sense try to ruin the peace in the country, spread rumours and aggitate communities. Think before you act. At the end its the innocent who suffer.

    Tony Wednesday, 24 August 2011 04:56 AM

    A very well said , defence secretary. People should understand that they cannot disrupt the peace prevailing in the country now. Any offender should be punished severely.

    Fayad Wednesday, 24 August 2011 05:08 AM

    If you can eliminate LTTE why not grease devils ????

    Brian Vittachi Wednesday, 24 August 2011 05:15 AM

    After thirty years of civil war these people still have not learned. Surrounding a police station and assaulting the men in uniform is nothing short of anarchy. Does it take a few bullets fired into the crowd to make them calm down and go home? Silly. When will they ever learn?

    JDP Wednesday, 24 August 2011 05:22 AM

    Well said Sir, Way to move forward, we don't need Emergency laws to stop the Geese Devil...very soon it will be over!

    Mohamed Wednesday, 24 August 2011 05:36 AM

    I totally agree with the Defense Secretary. People must not take law and order in their hands and it's not a healthy situation to any country. But in my opinion, as far as Muslim community is concerned, unfortunately in most areas, the morale of a section of youth has been corrupted by slick politicians. They are the people who train these youths to act unruly during election periods and then these youth become accustomed to violence. At situations where they become emotional, then these kind of qualities become apparent. The government must therefore not accommodate these corrupt politicians who do not in general work in the interest of the country. Then we could expect a healthy, peaceful situation in our country, mother Sri Lanka.

    Nari-ballo Wednesday, 24 August 2011 05:51 AM

    try to eliminate those religious fundamentalists from the soil of SL. SL should not be a pakistan or iraq.

    willowsw Wednesday, 24 August 2011 06:19 AM

    Very correct and appropriate, Well said Sir.

    Bamuna Thursday, 01 September 2011 05:21 AM

    Or Nepal...


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