Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that national security should be given priority when taking important decisions about the country.
The Defence Secretary said that certain people have said that 75 percent of the war had been completed when the President assumed duties. He recalled that LTTE was ruling 50 percent of the country during the time of those people.
He further said during that period Mullaitivu was abandoned, went from Kilinochchi to Elephant Pass and from there reversed to Muhamallai. That is how the country was handed over. He added that a group consisting of leaders who say such lies wants to come to power now.
The Defence Secretary pointed out that the groups who destabilize the country are attempting to get back to power by forgetting the damage caused to national security in the past.
Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa mentioned this while attending to a ceremony to distribute shoes to school children organized by Kotte Municipal Council.
The ceremony has been organized by Kotte Mayor Janaka Ranawaka. Kotte SLFP Chief Organizer Rohitha Bogollagama and a group of people were present on the occasion.