Prime Minister pledges to do justice to the war heroes who were treated unfairly

Prime Minister pledges to do justice to the war heroes who were treated unfairly

Prime Minister pledges to do justice to the war heroes who were treated unfairly

Written by Staff Writer

21 Dec, 2019 | 8:56 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking in Diyathalawa said that justice will be done to the members of the tri forces who were treated unfairly in the past 5 years. The 94th passing out parade of the Faculty of Science of Sri Lanka Military Academy was held in Diyathalawa

The event was presided over by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Secretary of Defence Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne also attended the event.

Speaking at the event Prime Minister Rajapaksa noted:

“Some Western Countries are against us ending the war. He added that no matter the views of the politicians, the view of the military officers of those countries are different. They operate at a professional level. Therefore we can say without a doubt that Sri Lanka has a military that has a good reputation in the world. Since the duty of the tri forces is to protect the country, people who are against the country will also be working against you. The officers of the tri forces from high ranking officers to soldiers were brought before the police and questioned, false charges were leveled against them and they were imprisoned. Even while looking at all of these things happen parents sent they sent their children to the armed forces because of their love for the country. Today I make a promise before the new army officers and their parents that I will do justice to the military officers who were treated unfairly, and subject to humiliation during the past 5 years. During these 5 years of bad governance terrorism that was completely defeated has raised its head again. This situation aros as the former government went after these army officials and made the system dysfunctions. Just as we have overcome all the challenges that we faced so far, we will overcome this challenge too.”

After the event, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva expressed these views:

“The fact that the Sri Lankan army is one of the most powerful armies in the world is recognized not only by us but by armies across the world as well. The Sri Lankan Army won a war that people dubbed unwinnable. The Prime Minister said that these officers will be joining the prestigious army and will continue to serve in the army for 35 to 36 years. Today we are happy that these cadet officers have concluded a difficult but essential training program and passed out as Army Officers.”

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