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National security: Govt. trying to hide actual situation- Weerasekara

30 June 2018 03:01 pm - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government is hiding the real security situation in the country, retired army officer and former MP Sarath Weerasekara said.

He said this while referring to the incident where uniforms, a flag, bombs, and several military equipment belonging to the LTTE were found at Oddusuddan recently.

Mr. Weerasekara told Daily Mirror that the government had not revealed the fact that 15KG clay-more mines had also been recovered and that it was a reporter named Tissa Ravindra Perera who had exposed the Oddusuddan incident. "Exposing such facts will place media personnel under threat," he said. “Claymore mines are explosive devices that can be set off by remote control. It is serious situation because of the Claymore mines being found in Oddusuddan. The National Security is in great danger. Therefore, the Government should reveal the actual facts so that the people will be more alert.”

He said this was not the first time that the Government had attempted to hide the actual facts where dangerous weapons were found. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 30

  • antonsunil Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:12 PM

    U have fallen from grace and now u are trying to create a artificial security threat for rajapaksha regiment to come into power so that u can too suck a bone by washing the dishes of the R walawu .

    Gsnesu Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:27 PM

    He is the only anti Tamil maniac who always blubbers and jabbering eternally as if he is the patriotic than others . Who cares the dog barks when caravan goes.

    raj Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:54 PM

    don't start spreading this fear rumours to encourage racial tension

    sinhabahu Saturday, 30 June 2018 03:55 PM

    Same kind of incident s which was hidden from the public before the JR govt led to the birth of LTTE ' when a group of Tamil youth swallowed synide while robbing a govt bank when they were surrounded by the police .

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 01 July 2018 10:13 AM

    As Sri Lankan, your history knowledge should be better. The LTTE was born by the Sinhala only policy of SWRD Bandaranaike.

    Tamil Sunday, 01 July 2018 08:26 PM

    LTTE was born supported by the Catholics to take over the Tamil leadership from the Educated High Caste Mainstream Tamil Leaders who were mainly Lawyers.

    Banda Sunday, 01 July 2018 08:30 PM

    All the cultured Hindu Tamils from the North are against the LTTE terrorists. Only the Catholic Tamils and the Low Caste Tamils support the terrorists.

    Sumal Saturday, 30 June 2018 04:43 PM

    Recently more bombs and uniforms found in an underground tunnel in Germany which used in WW 2. Is that a problem?

    Mk Saturday, 30 June 2018 10:25 PM

    Stupid comment without knowing the facts. The claymore mines and LTTE uniforms were found when some people were transporting them. One suspect escaped and was caught later.

    abc Saturday, 30 June 2018 10:39 PM

    They must have heard that Hitler is back!

    Country Man Saturday, 30 June 2018 05:47 PM

    Oops! old rats coming-out from the holes and looking for more money from King. few thousands claymore still in the wanni area whole world know that. you are trying to show-up and make drama for King to come back and save the country...useless fellow our country never getting better soon.

    Nuvan Saturday, 30 June 2018 05:51 PM

    Sarath weera fought war in sea and then he was commander of gam battas. So he must be having some idea of land wars too. There for his warnings should be heeded and the matter should be investigated. Saturday, 30 June 2018 06:07 PM

    Can u please keep quiet it will be sought out by the intelligence unit of the force.

    Nihal marasekera Saturday, 30 June 2018 06:21 PM

    Vigilante; hopefully without any affiliations, mean political.

    kumar Saturday, 30 June 2018 07:07 PM

    The Govt. had not hidden anything, they had not published facts before an investigation as it would lead to unwanted speculation instigated by mischievous elements. We have sold part of our valuable lands for a song to Chinese. We are illegally mining sand, blasting rocks, destroying forests creating a permanent dent in the environment depriving our future generations. No one has prevented you from following these events. Pls don't incite people for personal gains and distract from the real problems.

    Jaffna Logi Saturday, 30 June 2018 07:18 PM

    You are not the only person who is concerned about possible LTTE comeback,the entire cultured Hindu Tamils whether they live in the North or elsewhere are determined that the defeat of the Tigers in 2009 must remain the total end of the Tigers.The Tamils will never forgive these madmen, from outside the mainstream Tamil society, who arrogantly cheapened the precious Tamil lives and sacrificed them in thousands as pawns in their suicidal war. But the issue I take with you is that your main preoccupation is not a “Tiger watch” but a “Tamil watch” as you have demonstrated many times an obvious irrational hatred for the Tamils as a whole. While all decent Sri Lankans would wish to see any Tiger revival is taken out at the outset,people like you would use it as part of your anti-Tamil agenda and whip up the Sinhalese working classes to violence against the Tamils.

    Sheri Saturday, 30 June 2018 09:50 PM

    Why only hindu tamils? Aren't you all, whether Christian, Muslim or Hindu all the same? Why differentiate?

    Jayamini Perera Saturday, 30 June 2018 07:20 PM

    The Army gsve a very clear clarification about national security in this columns few days back. We know very well for whom you are talking mr" voice cut patriot".

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Saturday, 30 June 2018 07:57 PM


    Srilankan Saturday, 30 June 2018 08:06 PM

    Come on guys why you are being so predictable. Everyone knows that most of the things happening in the country now is just propoganda. Guess the coins needs to flip now, since earnings have been busted. They take turns to rob us and we keep writing comments !!!

    Murugan Saturday, 30 June 2018 08:36 PM

    LTTE can raise head again only if most of its leaders return from hell

    Mandayan Saturday, 30 June 2018 09:15 PM

    Another argument in support of LTTE is that they fought with Indian Army, which come to stay forever, and saved the nation. Likewise another argument against the Rajapakses is, as per NYT, they took money from Chinese and gave out part of lands. Who are real patriotically then?

    shawn Saturday, 30 June 2018 09:20 PM

    for political gains this short-sighted government may hide such incidents, but people of the country are not deaf, blind or dumb, they can see the trend in which direction it flows,People like Sarath Weerasekara, a season military man, who was in war from beginning to end, a true politician who even fit to contest for presidency, should write,report , analysis these events for aware public as well as this dumb government

    dharma Saturday, 30 June 2018 11:15 PM

    the army officer has not clean picture, it was win by the indian army. indian prime minister mr wejepayee did not want inter fear in other country, but mr monmahasingh prime minister appointed by ms Sonia government, he promised he will give there rights what ms INDRA GANTHI want do. caused killed the tamil he supported to mr Rajapaska tamils were killed one hundred thousand most of in came also killed as LTTE india is main caused,

    Sambo Sunday, 01 July 2018 05:46 AM

    You people will set fire to the country to gain yur political milgae. What kind of people are you?

    lion Sunday, 01 July 2018 06:15 AM

    The incidents shows how ametures the way this was done by perpetrates. This is a dram enacted by Gunarathna weerasekara camp headed by gotha.LTTE want resort this type of tactics when you study their track record.

    Diogenes Sunday, 01 July 2018 07:15 AM

    This `Mad Hatter`, enjoys pretending that he is an original Lion Brand Sinhalaya and an Original Buddhist greater than the Buddha himself. Some of these so called `war heroes` (whore heroes ?) , stooges of the former regime, are the real problem to the security of the country!

    Cobra Sunday, 01 July 2018 07:38 AM

    Lock this bugger up, he has a mouth of doom!!!!

    Haramanis Sunday, 01 July 2018 01:29 PM

    Hats off to you sir. You are one of the true Sri Lankans coming forward to defend the interests of Sri Lanka.Rational Sri Lankan's must be aware of looming threats from extreme elements of the diaspora, internal elements who still dream of eelam.

    Sampath Monday, 02 July 2018 07:29 AM

    This man once cried TIGER TIGER when a grenade smuggled out by a soldier on leave went off inside a bus in Diyatalawa. This is no different.

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