The plan is not only to save the next generation from terrorism but the next ten generations to come… – Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa said under the clear plans of the Government, this nation should not only be secured for the next generation from devastating terrorism but for the next ten generations to come, so that no similar harm could come upon the country. “My idea is not for the next generation but even for the next ten generations, something similar should not be allowed,” the determined Secretary of Defence said, referring to the dev-astating insurgency of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, that maimed and killed tens and thousands and ruined the economic prospects of the nation through acts of insensate violence.
He made these comments during a very rare public appearance at the Bandaranaike Me-morial International Conference Hall (BMICH) to declare open the website entitled www.udayagammanpila.com for Udaya who is entering Provincial Council politics as a candidate of the Jathika Hela Urumaya. Rajapaksa, the younger brother of the President and the man believed to be behind the military success of the Sri Lankan Security Forces, said they won the war due to the clear un-wavering and straight military policy of the Government regarding the elimination of terrorism from the country.
He said, “Today the LTTE is cornered into an area thought to be about 35 square kilometres. But when you consider the lagoon adjacent to the area, the land mass cannot be even bigger than 20 square kilometres. When the Security Forces capture that, the whole island will be under the law and order of one Government within a matter of days,” he said.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the determination of this Government had always been not to pass over the solution of the burdening problem of terrorism to the next generation but to bring an end to the sorry legacy during our own time. He said, he thinks the nation should be secured from such a devastating phenomenon not only during the next generation but also for the next ten generations to come. To achieve that mission, leaders like Udaya Gammanpila are needed, he said.