Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that his government had to build a safety bunker under President’s House in Fort to shield VIPs from potential LTTE air strikes.
He said the Defence Council met at President’s House during the previous regime when the war was going on and the bunker was built as a security measure to protect the defence officials from unexpected terrorist attacks.
Mr. Rajapaksa said even the LTTE leader built and lived inside a massive bunker complex during the war to protect him from the military offensives.
Therefore we also did the same thing to protect ourselves from terrorist attacks. This is not a new thing; Temple Trees also has an underground bunker for security reasons, he said.
Comments - 23
H Hansen Monday, 26 October 2015 06:38 PM
A bunker during war time is wise, but this bunker was very luxurious and finished early this year? Did MR have LTTE at his doorstep also from 2009 to 2015?
nandalal Monday, 26 October 2015 12:46 PM
It is very unfortunate that the present leaders have to disclose sequirity secrets to gain political advantage. Do not forget the Millenium City disclosure which cost our secret service very dearly.
Anton Monday, 26 October 2015 12:55 PM
If these bunkers are secrets, why the hell is MR disclosing that there is a bunker at Temple Trees too.
head of false Gamarala Monday, 26 October 2015 07:53 AM
Do not worry Sir, Gamarala lost now as no gold horse, no lsmbogini, other than filling Prakramasamudra during your time without any obstruction.
Giabao Monday, 26 October 2015 08:03 AM
it was very unfortunate current president had to disclose national security details to gain cheap political mileage..
mohamed Monday, 26 October 2015 08:09 AM
he do what ever he and his family want now he talk like a hero this wast our money and do all the damages to my nation becasue he this he nver going out of president postone of the worstes president in the world
Sri Lankan Monday, 26 October 2015 08:24 AM
Any under ground bunkers in Medamulana!!?
Mohideen Monday, 26 October 2015 08:47 AM
He did the right thing. That was a definite need of the hour. Well Sir.
ANTON Monday, 26 October 2015 09:09 AM
THANK YOU SIR, NOW WE CAN USE THOSE BUNKERS TO STORE PADDY.
Black jack Monday, 26 October 2015 09:47 AM
Yes bunkers acceptable but not luxury hotel bunkers
TinTin Monday, 26 October 2015 09:48 AM
Where was current president all those time ? He was unaware of such bunker ?
Kamal Monday, 26 October 2015 09:53 AM
And even unfortunate MR revealed the existence of the other bunker in Temple trees
paddy Monday, 26 October 2015 10:03 AM
u for got the war so soon or u live abroad
tanga Monday, 26 October 2015 10:22 AM
learn some English and do your self a favour
Regi Monday, 26 October 2015 03:38 PM
Bunkers are concrete structure underground to hide during bombing, but not two-storeyed luxury apartment with rooms to say permanently.
K.senerathne Monday, 26 October 2015 10:32 AM
MR is "sir" and president is "Gamarala"? Obvious MR worshipper
Justin Monday, 26 October 2015 03:57 PM
Why does MR, now in political scrap yard talk state secrets now? He must stay in scrap yard.
Sapu Monday, 26 October 2015 10:41 AM
Both "Gamarala" and your "Sir" revelaed state secrets here. RW kept silent about teh oen in Temple Trees
Andrew Pitugala Monday, 26 October 2015 10:44 AM
FULLY JUSTIFIED. There is absolutely NO justification for alleged MEGA corruption and other criminal activities.
Nalantha Monday, 26 October 2015 10:56 AM
In my opinion, this is an acceptable expenditure. However, our President Maithripala Sirisena should NOT have disclosed this information to the media in the interests of national security.
OMG Monday, 26 October 2015 11:07 AM
he also made bunkers in hambantota in the name of MRIA and Harbor.
Bandara STF Monday, 26 October 2015 11:10 AM
A countries president must be protect at all cost. No matter what. Every president in the world has a bunker. If you cant understand that go learn about a countries Security.
nan Monday, 26 October 2015 11:12 AM
he had to be safe not from LTTE but other terrorists as well.and you may know better.
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