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31 March 2016 02:27 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa today urged the Government to refrain from underestimating the national security, while claiming Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi proved to be unsuitable for the post by the day.

Addressing a media briefing MP Weerawansa said the recovery of a suicide kit and explosives in Vallakulam, Chavakachcheri was not an ordinary incident, even though the Defence Secretary had referred to it as finding some items that were used during the war time.

“Sri Lanka would have been in a huge danger if such a Defence Secretary had been in power at the war period because he interpreted this incident not as a threat to the national security,” he added.

He said there had been pressure to the Police not to reveal such discoveries even though such incidents had happened in the past for several times. He was thankful to the Police officers who revealed this despite of such a situation.

 “It is easy to decide whether these explosives are from post war period by the newspaper sheets which used to wrap them. One of those parcels was labeled as ‘Wellawatte’. There were also five SIM cards,” he added.

He said the all the people would have to face the danger, despite of who vote for the Government and not, if they risk the national security. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 13

  • vithura Thursday, 31 March 2016 02:47 PM

    This man has no IQ at all. Will any terrorist label the explosive with the name of its destination, if anything they will only try to disguise every minute detail as far as possible.

    YAMA Thursday, 31 March 2016 02:51 PM

    You all should now get together and remove this unsuitable "Hopper Democrat" rule through democratic means.

    max Thursday, 31 March 2016 02:52 PM

    Yes. Needs Gota again back to this coveted post.

    Onlooker Thursday, 31 March 2016 02:56 PM

    Wimal is very correct.

    hemantha Thursday, 31 March 2016 02:58 PM

    Mr.Weerawansa, is it the first time security forces discover explosives,weapons etc. after war? We can remember even during MR times lots of such items discovered from war effected area. Please do not try take political mileage from such incidents.

    Bala Thursday, 31 March 2016 03:01 PM

    Why does not the CID question him if he has so much information?

    willows Thursday, 31 March 2016 03:09 PM

    So you want your old pal back? hane hane hina hina...

    arjuna ranawana Thursday, 31 March 2016 03:17 PM

    What about your qualifications for the post of MP? Think about you before talking with regard to others suitability.

    janaka Thursday, 31 March 2016 03:23 PM

    There must be hundreds of tons of explosives buried in the North ,and would he like to see our most experienced soldier Field Marshal Fonseka as defense secretary?

    CITIZEN Thursday, 31 March 2016 04:50 PM

    Sure. You are the most suitable for the post!

    Nuke Thursday, 31 March 2016 05:03 PM

    Whats your qualification?

    sara Thursday, 31 March 2016 05:14 PM

    Mr.Wimal Weerawansa: Dpn't worry the parcel was labelled as "Wellawatte and Not Weerawansa,"

    Andare Friday, 01 April 2016 07:32 AM

    Wimal should be considered for thepost. via DM Android App

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