|Defence Secretary says the war should not be passed on the future generation|
|Monday, 05 May 2008|
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse has underlined that the government’s desire is to build a peaceful country sans leaving the war for the future generation.
Joining in a special discussion, the Defence Secretary said pressure is exerted when VIPS are being killed or civilians murdered in a bomb blast in a train. It is the ruling Head of State who is pressurised. They should go for peace agreements and ceasefire pacts only if there is no strength to bear this pressure. It is for this reason that they did not experience victory.
The LTTE had not hitherto confronted in four fronts. A major threat is unleashed on them in Mannar. It is also the same in Welioya. The terrorists are facing another major threat from Madhu front. The other front in which a major threat is being enforced on them is Muhamalai. The tiger terrorists had not experienced such a situation earlier.
Gothabhaya Rajapakse observed that the government was in power only for two years. During this period, it succeeded in fully liberating and bringing stability to the East. This operation is afoot in the North. As mentioned earlier, the war, waged for 27 years, should not be handed down to the next generation. It should be drawn to an end by the current generation.
(Courtesy : ITN Sri Lanka )
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