Politicians who diluted intelligence services should take responsibility : Gota

13 November 2019 12:12 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The politicians of the incumbent government who diluted the intelligence services should take the responsibility of the Easter Sunday attacks, SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa said yesterday.

Speaking at a rally in Wennapuwa yesterday, Mr Rajapaksa said these politicians should not be allowed to place the blame of the terror attacks on officers and shy away.

"The entire responsibility of the Easter Sunday attack should be borne by the incumbent government's politicians who diluted the intelligence services which helped in ending the 30-year war, for their political gains. We won't allow them to blame the officers for the attack and shy away," he said.

He said the country had an intelligence service which was capable of detecting 160 foreigners who preached extremist content especially related to Islam and expelling them from the country within one day. “It is unfortunate that political agendas resulted in a country where there is no national security," he said.

He assured a government he will establish after the presidential election would take legal action against all those related to terrorism and aided the flourishing of it. "I will ensure the national security for all citizens and the future generations as well," he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

  Comments - 7

  • johan Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:26 AM

    You are one has nurtured the particular group's leader Zaharan by paying salary etc. You also have to take the responsibility for this

    mali Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:46 AM

    MR = RANIL = MY3 = GOTA

    malini Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:02 AM

    Why dont you speak about eliminating drugs mafia the criminal underworld activities, rapidly increasing, how can our nation stand without having a healthy generation and to live without fear.

    Dee Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:10 AM

    " Naughty America "

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:21 AM

    The intelligence officers are in prison because of crimes you ordered.

    Mark Silva Wednesday, 13 November 2019 02:31 PM

    Gota, I am sorry to say this. You and the Rajapakses think without you all lot the country cannot survive. You are the one who taught us violence. Can you tell me who killed Lasantha and none of you lot talk about that. But you talk about national security. You are jokers

    Mark Silva Wednesday, 13 November 2019 02:31 PM

    Gota, I am sorry to say this. You and the Rajapakses think without you all lot the country cannot survive. You are the one who taught us violence. Can you tell me who killed Lasantha and none of you lot talk about that. But you talk about national security. You are jokers


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