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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should resign after admitting that his actions had crippled the military intelligence services as well as the work done by the security forces in the name of safeguarding human rights, MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said yesterday.

He told a news conference at the parliament complex that Mr. Wickremesinghe acted to cripple the military intelligence in 2001 and even under the present government the security forces were weakened as a result of his actions.

"After this government came to power in 2001, it started to betray the security forces. Then, 160 intelligence officers were betrayed in the incident that occurred at the Millennium City. The LTTE was allowed to regroup due to the ceasefire agreement as well. After 2015, about 20 intelligence officials were arrested after information about their activities were leaked by the police," the Thera said.

He said they had already briefed the President on the threats to national security and maintained that the PM should now admit his failures and resign.

Ven. Rathana Thera said the recent terrorist attack was a result of the failed policy adopted by the government during the last three years. "They allowed Muslim extremism to spread and even concealed information on Islamic extremists for the sake of Muslim votes," he said.

He said this was not a small group that had undertaken the Easter Sunday bombings and added that there was information that 87 suicide bombers were operating in Sri Lanka at present. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Ranil Booruwa Wednesday, 24 April 2019 05:50 AM

    Ranil Wickramasinghe - you are Sri Lanka's greatest tragedy. Your incompetence is mind boggling. You can't even accomplish what a 6-year old can do. All you care about is being in power - at any cost. Please migrate to Lebanon or Syria, and let Sri Lanka get on with its development.

    Dee Wednesday, 24 April 2019 05:51 AM

    How about the President?

    Sri Wickrema Wednesday, 24 April 2019 05:53 AM

    Intelligence services have informed the relevant authorities in advance. But unfortunately they did sleep on it. See the way the Secretary to Defense Ministry addressed the foreign media personnel. What an irresponsible, careless and arrogant statement, even an uneducated peasant would not speak like this. These are the sort of officials who are entrusted with the security of the people.

    Saranga Wednesday, 24 April 2019 06:03 AM

    Why PM MY3 directly controlled both defense and police

    Andrew Silva Wednesday, 24 April 2019 06:13 AM

    I think one of the religions priests should be the head of the government, they are the only honourable people who would rule impartially

    Christopher Liu Wednesday, 24 April 2019 06:13 AM

    Please don't play politics with this issue. Who is the minister in charge of defense and the police? It is he who must resign. Think before blabbering

    Monica Wednesday, 24 April 2019 06:14 AM

    Refusing to see the elephant in the room is not going to help. Please forget about personal agendas and place the country first. If the PM was not informed nor he was allowed for the NSC meetings, since October last year, how would he know what was happening? If one is to be blamed, it's the Head of State who is in charge of national security, too. In my opinion, the whole government should take responsibility. But first, sort out what should be done immediately to stop anymore calamity or disasters and then the appropriate persons should resign or thrown-out!

    Adoi modaya it is your policies created this mess. Wednesday, 24 April 2019 06:14 AM

    Abc

    Modaya Wednesday, 24 April 2019 06:17 AM

    You

    George Harry Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:59 AM

    PM himself created this scenario with the assistance of Zionist

    Chari Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:23 PM

    Our People were killed in cold blood like Dogs. Government should resign. Who jailed all Military Intelligence Personnel. That is the Person who should resign......

    das Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:33 PM

    Don't forget how SF was locked up

    Sally Wednesday, 24 April 2019 01:42 PM

    Wonders why FM SF is given post of WILDLIFE? Why is he sidelined and who has sidelined him?

    Sally Wednesday, 24 April 2019 01:42 PM

    Wonders why FM SF is given post of WILDLIFE? Why is he sidelined and who has sidelined him?


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