Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to stay away from politics

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to stay away from politics

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to stay away from politics

Written by Staff Writer

14 Jun, 2015 | 10:27 am

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa expressed views at a media briefing held on the evening of Saturday, June 13 after he engaged in religious observances at the Udumulla ancient temple in Padukka.

He expressed the following views:

[quote] When I was the defence secretary I provided good security for this country before I left. We didn’t stop by ending the war, but we also created freedom amongst people from different religions and ethnicities, after the war was ended. [/quote]

Journalists raised the following questions.

Question: Are you satisfied with the current situation in the country?

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa:

[quote] I don’t know. Intelligence units don’t report to me anymore regarding the current situation [/quote]

Question: Are you hoping to join politics?

Gotabahaya Rajapaksa:

[quote] No, I will not join politics [/quote]

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