Defence Secretary’s Media Conference Held at the Ministry on 5th Oct 2020

October 05, 2020

Press Release

The State Ministry of Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management organized a conference to address the Government Agents/District Secretaries in Northern, North Central and Eastern Provinces on Oct 1, 2020.

Some interested party had edited and distorted the speech which I delivered during the session as the State Ministry’s Secretary, and it has been disseminated to the social media signifying that, I have commended the Parliamentarian Rishard Bathiudeen, who was also present at the event.   

It was a state function organized in Vaunia, in which the State Minister of Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

I was there as the State Ministry’s Secretary and since it was a state organized function many regional politicians were also present at the occasion. Accordingly, Parliamentarian Rishard Bathiudeen was also there as an attendee. In my speech I merely stated his name but I have no acquaintance with him as misleadingly propagated.   

I paid my sincere appreciations to the Former Government Agent (GA) Mrs. P.S.M. Charles, since she was instrumental in extending supportive measures to us while she was acting as the Vaunia GA, in the resettlement of 294,000 Internally Displaced Persons, during the Demining and Rehabilitation process. We have always served the general public without giving any consideration to their race or religion.

My concern is about misleadingly telecasting an edited video devoid of the whole story’s essence. Therefore, I wish to refer this subject for legal advice, if necessary.

I performed honestly and dutifully for this nation as a devoted military officer and even today I work in the same vein, because I have been entrusted a great responsibility by His Excellency the President and the Hon. Prime Minister. I am looking forward for envisioned tasks wholeheartedly and my perpetual service to the country and its’ people will remain the same; continuous and uninterrupted. (End).