Government calls for vigilance over conspiracies
Government requests the people to be vigilant about campaigns
carried out by certain political and extremist elements to mislead
the Southern people, using media reports and video clippings of
recent LTTE commemorative events held in some countries including
south India and over the kidnapping, rape and killing of a
18-year-old schoolgirl in Kayts, Jaffna.
The State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena
addressing a media conference held at the Government Information
Department today (22). totally refuted the allegation made by the
former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and a group of opposition Members
of Parliament that the LTTE flag was hoisted in parts of the North
at a time when the nation commemorates the sixth year of defeating
separatist LTTE terrorism. Reports received from intelligence
agencies state that no such incident had been staged in the Northern
or Eastern Provinces. These rumours are spread by certain persons
with vested interests, through media sources and social web sites to
achieve their own political agendas.
He also pointed out that President Maithripala
Sirisena in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, Ranil
Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minsiter and himself as the State
Minister of Defence are committed in ensuring national security and
building reconciliation and coexistence among the people.
He further stated that he regrets the actions of
certain sections in misleading the people of the South by spreading
false information to attain petty political gains.
Courtesy : Department of Government