Posted on 04.26.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The rulers have taken the security measures not for the people’s defence but only for the rulers defence, says the Front Line Socialist Party, in connection with the lethal explosions occured at eight places in the country.
Addressing a media conference on 22nd for conveying the condolences for those killed and injured due to the tragic incident happened on Easter Sunday, the FLSP appealing to the public to act wisely and patiently to face this disastrous situation.The FLSP educational secretary, Pubudu Jayagoda addressed the conference while the Propaganda Secretary, Duminda Nagamuwa and Central Committee member Sujith Kuruwita participating at the occasion.
Following is a brief of Pubudu Jayagoda addressing the media conference
“We as a political party, convey our deepest condolences for those killed and injured in that tragic incident. We bow our heads before the Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and whole public who acted patiently without giving an opportunity to those whom were behind this, get their ambitions successful.
The military intelligence had been informed about this attacks and there is an accusation for not having necessary steps to prevent this tragic incident. In the social media, a letter that warned by police about an attack prior to this incident, is being shared widely these days. But until today, the police did not accept this letter as a true letter. The Prime Minister addressing media accepted that there were certain shortcomings of the process.
Minister Harin Fernando revealed that his father warned him not to participate in the Easter praying ceremony because of possible terrorist attack according to the military intelligence. He explained this with a grin that, even his hospitalized father knew about a possible attack. So, now we all clearly know that all the VIP politicians were prevented from participating the Easter service ceremonies because of possible terrorist attacks. Now we understand very well what the national defence means. The police says they pay attention on the high profile politicians for any terrorist attack.
Minister Mano Ganeshan had told that his security unit informed him about a risk of possible attack a week earlier.. This means, any politicians or any security institutions have not even thought about the lives of general public. At least they haven’t taken any steps to warn people about this brutal attack.
Using our tax revenues, billions of rupees are allocated for the national security spent not for the people’s security, but only for the politicians security. In this brutal attack, hundreds of people died and many more got injured. A lot of buildings, vehicles damaged but no any politicians got any damage because they were all aware of this attack. The opposition politicians say that this type of incidents did not happen during their period. We clearly say, even in their time they used the national security only for the politicians not for the common people. All the time people had to risk their lives. Every time people were targeted and became helpless. This year 393 billion rupees to be allocated for the national defence. This is nearly one fourth of the tax income of this country allocated for the national defence. This huge amount of money not to protect people but to protect the politicians. If the rulers knew about this attack, why did not they issue the orders to provide security to the churches and the people.
Therefore it is very clear again that the national defence means the defence for the politicians. That is why we say to the people no use of dividing in to ethnic or religious groups after happening these type of tragic incidents. Our common people can’t have any protection from the rulers or the extremists. The extremism is not only in our country it is a worldwide fiasco. For this worldwide problem, we must find a solution by getting together with the people all over the world”.