Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said yesterday that there was no reason for the Army or Military Intelligence to create a gang like ‘Aava’-- though Health Minister and Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne had alleged that Mr. Rajapaksa had created the gang.
Mr. Rajapaksa said Minister Senaratne had made a direct accusation against the army and military intelligence.
“There was no reason for the army or for army intelligence to create a gang like ‘Aava’. Under previous governments, they used to disarm paramilitary organisations like the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) and the People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE). We didn’t want to create new groups,” he said.
“We should remember that such statements will only increase the allegations against the Sri Lanka Army. Now Tamil politicians are also trying to make allegations, taking advantage of those statements,” he said.
“I‘m not behind the ‘Aava’ group. I’m no longer in charge of the security forces and there are no intelligence units now. I have no authority to investigate such matters,” he said.
“There is no need to refute Minister Senaratne, because the answers to such questions should be given by President Maithripala Sirisena, the present Defence Secretary and the Commanders of the Armed Forces,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep and Indika Sri Aravinda)
Vieo by Indika Sri Aravinda and Buddhi
pras Friday, 04 November 2016 01:11 PM
all you LTTE buggers who have commented get lost. this is a hero of our times via DM Android App
DING DONG Friday, 04 November 2016 05:47 PM
Why should GEOBELLS THEORY come from Germany All those who are in the JOKERS FRONT hold MASTERS DEGREE INGEOBELLS THEORY via DM Android App
punchinilame Friday, 04 November 2016 05:34 PM
It is obvious Gota was in the know of AAVA gang - created by MI as was a need at that time, Its use in peace-time isa deliberate act and the President MUST look into it withseriousness.,
hello Friday, 04 November 2016 04:14 PM
Don't forget to get permission from My3 before searching Carlton.
soma Friday, 04 November 2016 01:43 PM
Its no surprise this country is in the dumps when you have people like you mention....
soma Friday, 04 November 2016 01:40 PM
Well said Vijith. Think why he is not in jail... there is no evidence. it was a big lie and you were fooled.
soma Friday, 04 November 2016 01:39 PM
Really Jacob... why don't you look after the poor Syrians without looking at what happens in Sri Lanka
Dee Friday, 04 November 2016 01:30 PM
Good fun. Talk more. Now mellowed down noh? Not the 'Gota' we used to know of.
nimal Friday, 04 November 2016 01:19 PM
Ane paw ahinsakaya ????????????C'mon how come G has become so innocent?
German Jacob Friday, 04 November 2016 09:44 AM
Even in Germany, all the SriLankans know that you are the Creator of "Aava", how comes our own people does not know about this in our country.
Eds Friday, 04 November 2016 12:43 PM
Look at all those who have commented before me......Desmond Jerome, Manuel Benjamin, kris baba amaratunge, Vijithamuni pietriez, German Jacob.......need I say more ?
DHA Friday, 04 November 2016 12:29 PM
Without any evidence if the IGP acts on a verdict of a liar then he will look like an idiot among all....
alex Friday, 04 November 2016 12:12 PM
So you have used PLOT and EPDP for some work like what Aava is doing now??
Rajiv Phillippupillai Friday, 04 November 2016 11:54 AM
Mr. President arrest Gotha , he is the biggest criminal and the human rights violator in the History of South Asia . What are you waiting for. The day he is behind bars all of Sri Lanka will become jubilant.
Zee..usa Friday, 04 November 2016 11:44 AM
Aava gota hireta giya via DM Android App
Loose tongue Friday, 04 November 2016 10:57 AM
Guys, don't comment without evidence. Don't forget that the previous government cleaned the country from terrorism including debris. But today the country is full of garbage and under world. God bless the people of SL.
ali Friday, 04 November 2016 10:44 AM
Then why can't Gota file a case against Rajitha? I am still trying to figure out why Gota has to specifically mention about Tamil politicians there.
Desmond Jeromme Friday, 04 November 2016 09:54 AM
IGP you must order to arrest Gotta. 100% truth is - he is the Leader of "Aava". Why delay further?
Manuel Benjamin Friday, 04 November 2016 09:52 AM
Gotta is only backing our great War Heroes to come to the street and fast. But he is living a luxury life with all comforts..
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 04 November 2016 09:50 AM
Gotta has all his secret deals of "Aava" at Carlton. IGP over to you there you could find bundles of leaflets of "Aava".
Vijith Pieterz Friday, 04 November 2016 09:47 AM
Hon. President, with all the evidence why still this man Gotta is left out. He should have been in the Jail by now.
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