War Heroes show great Zeal to the Commander in
: President Mahinda Rajapaksa meets injured War
Heroes at Anuradhapura Hospital
Excellency the President of Sri Lanka and the Commander in Chief of the
Armed Forces, Mahinda Rajapaksa paid a visit to the military ward of the
National Hospital Anuradhapura on Sunday (July27). During his visit, he
spoke to the injured war heroes and exchanged sentiments with them.
Also, he spoke with the relatives of the injured soldiers who were
visiting their loved ones at the time and conveyed his sympathies to
During his conversations with the injured war heroes,
the President was surprised to know the great zeal displayed by the
soldiers even on their hospital bed.
One of the soldiers who had lost one of his legs in
the battlefield inquired the President whether he is going to stop the
present mission, as claimed by some newspapers. The president asked the
soldier from where had he got to know that false news and ensured that
the noble mission would not stop until the motherland is fully liberated
"I am the President, take my word, this will be ended
when Prabhakaran is brought at your feet", he said.
Another soldier who had lost his both legs told the
President that he would join his comrades at the battlefield as soon as
the doctors let him get out of the hospital
"Sir, I had lost my both feet, but I still have my
hands, when the doctors put me out of this place, I will go to the
battlefield and fight with the terrorists with my hands in order to
liberate Kilinochchi," he said.
Later, the President speaking at a mammoth public
rally revealed what he was told by the war heroes. He said those great
war heroes that he had met are expecting to return to the field once
their wounds cured, to fight the war to an end.
"That is our hope, the hope of all the citizens of
this country. I would say that the time is not too far when we give the
same democratic freedom that we had given to the Sinhala, Tamil and
Muslim people in the East, to the people living in Kilinochchi and
Mullaittiuvu", he said. "We felt that in our hearts," he added.
Speaking further, he earnestly requested all soldiers
who are absent from their duties to join with their comrades at the
battlefield to fight the final battle.
"Therefore, I request, I implore, all our soldiers
who had gone on leave and not reported back to the service, to come
back and join our gallant forces to win this final battle", he said.
"Contribute your strength to the country, return to the service," asked
The President further said that there is no war in the
country to have a ceasefire but a humanitarian mission that cannot
afford to be abandoned.
"We do not fight a war, we are only engaged in a
humanitarian mission. We in mission aimed at letting people to live in
freedom", he said. Therefore, he asked the people to have faith on the
government that it would liberate the country from terrorism in the near