Colombo, April 23 (newsin.asia): Former Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that he was shocked to witness the marring of the “respectable history” of Sri Lankan intelligence service in the case of the serial bombings in Colombo and elsewhere on April 21 – Easter Sunday.Under his watch, the Sri Lankan intelligence service had ensured the safety of all Sri Lankans. It was strengthened to a level where it was among the world’s leading intelligence services, Gotabaya said in a statement.”It was the first and foremost responsibility of any civilized society to denounce terror attacks on Easter Sunday, which is a highly sensitive day. We should treat these cowardly and barbaric attacks with disgust. I express my condolences to all those who lost their lives in this tragedy and propose that it should be the common wish of the entire nation to wish for a speedy recovery of those who are injured,” he said.
“The terror attacks suspended the heartbeat of Sri Lankans who were breathing freely after the 30-year war. Terrorism comes in different forms but in the same ruthless manner,” he said.
“We are at a time where we should transform this hurt into unyielding courage. Being united in the face of obstacles is the easiest way to defeat forces against the country, which I have realised from experience. We should unite under the national flag for the country,” he said.