Govt identified hidden potentials of soldiers - Defence Secretary
The Government has correctly identified hidden potentials of our
soldiers and leadership qualities and made use of them to decimate the
world’s most ruthless terrorists who raged a 30 year war debilitating
economic and social conditions of our country. Working as a team was
another factor for our success. President Mahinda Rajapaksa in every
sense a true leader, who identified the most essentials of the human
values and accomplished the noble task of bringing peace, prosperity,
integrity and sovereignty to our country, said Defence Secretary
He was the Chief Guest at the Kandy Mahamaya BV colours awarding
ceremony at the College auditorium recently.
The Defence Secretary said “you have invited me to this occasion
which I consider as a tribute to the members of the Armed Forces and the
Police who made great sacrifices to have our country saved from the LTTE
He said “learning about leadership is a very important factor and I
find such qualities of leadership and potentials that could be developed
are rightly manifested by the students of Mahamaya. I advise you to have
them developed to serve mother Lanka.”
Rajapaksa said leadership is synonymous with decipline our heroes of
the Armed Forces maintained strict decipline, honouring the
humanitarians law. This made our victory more purified.
The valiant soldiers who engaged in this war did not expect any
personal gain. They had the sole idea of arriving at the expected goal.
This itself set an example for others, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.
The Defence Secretary said this could be clearly seen what one look
at the cost of the war. We lost 6,000 for our soldiers, another 5,000
became disabled while 20,000 were injured. This is a substantial loss.
This is not only a war victory. This is an event, we should be proud
of. Sri Lanka has been able to gain full independence under one flag,
the Defence Secretary said.