Government defending Navy action: Gota

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa commenting on the yesterday’s incident which took place at the protest held at the Hambantota harbour said the government was defending the Navy’s unlawful action.

A tense situation prevailed at the Hambantota Port when the navy tried to release the two ships seized by workers staging a protest at the port. Navy personnel fired warning shots to disperse the protesters. The Navy Commander is also alleged to have threatened a journalist who was present  at the scene.

In a tweet, Mr. Rajapaksa said “The same government that persecutes our military for winning the war is now defending the Navy’s unlawful and embarrassing recent action.”

(Daily Mirror)