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Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today vehemently denied the allegations made by Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne that the ‘Aava’ gang was established under the approval of Mr. Rajapaksa during the previous government.

He said Minister Senaratne should focus on executing duties of his ministry instead of making ‘malicious’ allegations.

“He (the minister) has been given a ministerial portfolio and he should stick to its duties. He shouldn’t come up with stories which are utter nonsense,” Mr. Rajapaksa told the Daily Mirror.

In response to the minister’s claim that Mr. Rajapaksa and those who are behind the ‘Aava’ gang are spreading violence to destabilise the situation in the North even today, the former defence secretary said, “If he thinks I’m capable of such things, I will take it as a compliment.” (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 13

  • nanda Thursday, 03 November 2016 07:28 AM

    Available is not a tamil name it is a sinhala name for came

    Harsha Thursday, 03 November 2016 07:48 AM

    It is a pity that there is no one in Sri Lanka to work on that moronic dentists denture.

    Civilian Thursday, 03 November 2016 07:52 AM

    Capability of spreading violence eh ?

    Flanker Thursday, 03 November 2016 03:30 PM

    The best Defense Secretary the country ever had. We are proud of you Sir!

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 03 November 2016 08:46 AM

    Your capabilities in arrogance, impunity and criminality using state resources is well known and documented sorrowfully not locally but internationally.

    Roy Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:09 AM

    Sir you should not response to insane comments of a mad person. Whole country knows who you are and what you did for the country

    lal Thursday, 03 November 2016 10:12 AM

    Thanks Harsha. Agree .

    Mal Thursday, 03 November 2016 10:25 AM

    He may be a moronic dentists, but the facts must be correct when you consider the past activities of GR.

    ru Thursday, 03 November 2016 10:41 AM

    Whey do you think "If he thinks Im capable of such things, I will take it as a compliment (DM). . People usually look for credits for something good they have done. The questions is not about capability. If is whether creating this type of group was justifiable in any situation. It is not something that anyone can be proud if they are responsible for creating such a group.

    Arnold Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:05 AM

    Every man, woman and child in Sri Lanka knows how close you brought out motherland to another bloodbath. If you were in power today Sri Lanka would have been drenched in blood.

    Maya Wednesday, 02 November 2016 08:59 PM

    Ah, the nation knows your capability.

    mahsen Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:32 AM

    Parajitha who looks defeated and guilt on his face now accuse GOTA for baseless things knwoing the popularity. He knows very well roll of SF in many killings but will not focus on SF because people reject him outright. Our deepest sympathy for Parajith as this is his last time to utter lies and big lies.

    Jayasingh Thursday, 03 November 2016 12:06 PM

    This is typical of this govt: Every Tom ,Dick and Harry in the cabinet is speaking out on subjects not relevant to him. No development work is done. Public does not know who is governing this country. Gota completed the war task given to him in a short time and later did a good job for the UDA without talking shop. We need this caliber of people not like big filthy mouth dentists.

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