President Maithripala Sirisena had been learnt of the recent terrorist attack at the Security Council (SC) for more than 15 times but he had rejected the frequent cautions, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said today (09).
He told parliament that those who had participated at the SC had established the fact that the President was informed of the pending disaster but he had not given any order and rejected it. He said it was irrational to pass the buck to others after the disaster.
“It is irrational to remove the IGP. It is a shame to the uniform,” he said.
Field Marshal Fonseka said the extremist origins could not be wiped out within two to three weeks as requested by some and added that he believed that it would take at least two years to eradicate.
He said he would bring in a permanent solution to this disaster, if he was handed over the Law and Order Ministry with more powers, just as what was trusted to one-time National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali.
“It is an issue for the President to hold Law and Order Ministry. The UNP should receive it. The Opposition should also back it,” he said.