New laws needed to fight global terror – PM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe while expressing sincere regret to the people over the lapse on the part of the government, yesterday said that he did not receive this critical information prior to the attack.
“While I reiterate the fact that I did not receive this information prior to the attack, I do not run away from my responsibility. As Prime Minister, I share in the collective responsibility,” he said.
He expressed his sincere regret to the people for the government’s lapse.
The Premier while commending the Security Forces and the police for swiftly cracking down and apprehending the suspects involved in Easter Sunday attacks in Colombo and outskirts said the country’s existing laws are not sufficient to deal with global terrorism.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe in a special address to the nation, yesterday stressed the importance of enacting laws to deal severely with academic institutions that impart extremist views.
“If we are to efficiently combat global terrorism, we have to broaden the scope of this old definition to allow us to arrest those aiding terrorism and confiscate their property,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the country also needs a programme to rehabilitate those who do not directly support terrorist acts, but harbour views bordering on extremism.
“We are still reeling from the shock from the terrorist attack on Easter.The goal of the perpetrators behind this inhuman act was to start a bloodbath in our country. But Sri Lanka stood together, and we have not allowed this tragedy to create conflict among our communities”, he said.
(Source: Daily News)
Your apology won’t help you. In fact, it is disgusting.
Cannot understand why you remain in a Govt that ignores you?
And you appoint your cousin Ruwan as State Minister and the pambaya didn’t care to invite him to Security Council.
The pambaya whom you supported for elctions to cut the throat of the Blue Brothers never respected you.
Why you didn’t bring these laws earlier?
Many thambiyas in the East have openly been complaining about terrorism for many years and no one listened to them.
Come elections, you and the UNP will be in the rubbish bin forever.
Dear PM, Charity begins at your home! Before talking BIG and about GLOBAL. Address the mess at home. You can’t even use the law within Sri Lanka. Now you are talking about Global terrorism. Let me tell you something. Take Vilpattuwa national park (protected game sanctuary /and also crown property) it has been systematically cleared (no up to 25,000 acres) a mono-ethnic group is being settled. Some say these settlers doesn’t speak local vernacular (Tamil, Sinhala or even English). Where they came from? where the funds coming? Do they have VISA? ID cards? Sure, prevailing national law is enough to look into this. Come on PM please do not perform ‘Baratha Natyam’.
You are supposed to be an expert in international affairs. You have been active in Commonwealth Parliamentary Society for many decades.
Did you not know that global terrorism is a serious issue?
Why did you not take any action on global terrorism?
Can understand if we had a PM like son of Premadasa who is only an expert is buliding houses with taxpayer funds and distributing to his supporters. Can understand if we had a Rajapaksa as PM because they know only Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka.
PM, you failed us; you had a State Security Minister who is your cousin who has proved to be a clueless comedian, and ignored by the Pambay””.
PM, You have failed us, the loyal UNP voters.