Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should either retire from politics or make up his mind to support the government’s efforts to develop the country and to bring in peace and reconciliation, State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday.
“It is the former President and the joint opposition which will create separatism in this country by arousing communalism and provoking the people. They are trying to provoke people through false propaganda as that is the only way they would be able to come back into power. Ex. President Rajapaksa should either retire from politics or help the government to bring in development and reconciliation without jeopardizing the work undertaken by us,” Mr. Wijewardene said.
Mr. Wijewardene was speaking at a ceremony held in Biyagama to distribute spectacles to children with visual defects last evening. He said there is no truth
whatsoever in the statement made by the joint opposition that the intelligence units in the country have come to a standstill. “If that is the case how did our intelligence units get to know about the plot to kill TNA MP M A Sumanthiran?,” he asked.
Further, Mr Wijewardene said the government had closed down only a few small security forces camps while all strategically important camps are still functioning.
The State Minister said a political solution was needed to resolve the national issue as the war victory alone will not eradicate terrorism. “Our government will devolve power only after ensuring the unitary status of the country,” he added. (Yohan Perera)
Citizen Friday, 03 February 2017 08:10 AM
Why should he ? Just give one proper reason if you can ! Everybody loves MR.
DHA Friday, 03 February 2017 09:37 AM
Your GOV's incompatance has made MR more stronger than ever....
Prasanna Friday, 03 February 2017 09:40 AM
True. Everybody loved MR before he cleaned out the finances of the country.
Jeff Friday, 03 February 2017 09:45 AM
Lol, everybody love MR?????? Then why lost twice?
ceylon Friday, 03 February 2017 09:47 AM
seems government is now fed up with his ungrateatfullness for not arrested for multy billion roberies.this is a warning for him. via DM Android App
max Friday, 03 February 2017 10:50 AM
So Mr. Minister, in other words, you want to be in a one horse race?
Jay Friday, 03 February 2017 10:53 AM
The amount of dislikes on your comments says everybody doesn't love MR. lol
Nuri Friday, 03 February 2017 11:09 AM
Ruwan speaks rearly but when he speaks he hits the nail on the head.
Jan Friday, 03 February 2017 11:16 AM
MR Government stopped Terrorism RW what you have done up to now via DM Android App
Danuka Friday, 03 February 2017 01:44 PM
If this sort of ethics practice in SL today we are very strong development nation or country Ruwan why did not you tell the same to prime minister Mr RW who toured to so many EUROPEAN states during past got ruling period and stopped GSP facility for Sri Lanka 1st practice then advise please
madaya Friday, 03 February 2017 05:13 PM
Are you empowered by some one to say this .?'
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