Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wrong decisions blocked victory - President

Unveils victory monument:
President visits scene of final battles:
Govt withstood foreign pressure:
Although our heroic war heroes nobly marched forward in the battle front in the history they were unable to release the motherland from violence due to the wrong decisions taken by the politicians who ruled the state then, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Puthukuduyiruppu yesterday.
The President was speaking after unveiling a monument to blot the victory over terrorism at Puthukuduyiruppu.
This was the first time a head of State visited Puthukuduyiruppu which was the sight of the decisive and final phase of the humanitarian process which beaten terrorism in this state
The President said when the war heroes were taking on the terrorists in the battle front, the Government ably faced and withstood all overseas and restricted pressures exerted to halt their operations on behalf of the war heroes without allowing them to face it. A significant feature of yesterday's event was the presence of all military commanders who participated in the last operation of the Security Forces in the Vanni battlefield.
The tombstone is erected in the centre of the Puthukuduyiruppu tank. The waters of the tank surrounding it signified the sea
The Nil Manel flowers blooming in the tank depict the Sri Lankan nation. Stone pillars at the foot of the monument signify the Motherland and the lion images in its four corners portray the war heroes.
The national flag in the tombstone depicted the country's freedom and sovereignty and the dove picture depicts the dawn of freedom.
desk to the President Lalith Weerathunge, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff and Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonethilake, Army Commander Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya, Navy Commander back Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya, Mullaitivu Commander Major General Nandana Udawatte, Vanni Commander Major General Kamal Gooneratne, Commander of the 53 Division Major General Chagi Gallage and several war heroes were present.
Courtesy - Daily news
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