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Ending war with LTTE greatest relief for soldiers: MR

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The greatest relief for our brave soldiers was ending the three-decade-long fierce war against the LTTE, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.

He said this while addressing the national convention of a collective of family members of war heroes held in Colombo.

“The biggest relief we provided our soldiers was ending the war by safeguarding them from being killed or sustaining injuries on the battlefield. No more bodies were sent to their homes. This government has failed to provide relief to war heroes. Once Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumes the presidency, we will provide relief to all war heroes. The government has forgotten that it was the military which made an immense commitment to end the brutal war. We won't treat war heroes like labourers,” he said.

On a different note, he said two individuals in the UNP vied for power in view of the forthcoming presidential poll. “If one of them was elected, the duo will continue to fight without serving the country or its people," he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • senerath Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:26 AM

    the country knows very well how you treated the real war hero, putting him behind bars on false charges

    tilak Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:28 AM

    and why didn't you provide them with any relief when you were in power for 5 years after the war was over

    NimalU Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:42 AM

    Still selling the war!

    Pradeep Perera Thursday, 26 September 2019 10:09 AM

    False promise to get votes.

    Widow Thursday, 26 September 2019 07:22 PM

    Ended the war by killing 40,000 innocent Tamil speaking children men and women. Is it great ? Are you aware of the thousands of war widows.?


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