President emphasizes war heroes should not be used to gain political milage
President Maithripala Sirisena says if certain political party uses war heroes to gain their own political agenda, it is not an ethical in any way.
The President made these remarks unveiling the ‘Wayamba Rana Abhiman’ War Heroes’ Monument in Kurunegala, yesterday (11).
President Sirisena addressing the gathering further said that the present government at any time did not work towards to condemn the war heroes but always tries to ensure their rights as well as to offer the honour of the nation.
The President emphasized that he rejects all the accusations towards the government regarding the war heroes and further said that all these statements are meant to make the government uncomfortable.
Even though the government is accused of soldier victimization the real soldier victimization occurred during the past régime and that the present government fulfills its responsibilities with the support of the international cooperation to secure the pride of the soldiers, the President said that adding it is unforgettable that the current government took steps to put an end to the talk of electric chair and bringing foreign judges into the country to hear cases against our war heroes.