White flag story deliberate lie -Defence Secretary
Jan 25, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa testifying before the Trial- at-Bar hearing Sarath Fonseka’s white flag issue yesterday said that the Sunday Leader lead story on December 13, 2009 that he gave orders to eliminate LTTE members who came with white flags to surrender at the last stage of the war is totally false and a deliberate lie.
“There was absolutely no truth in that story”, the Defence Secretary asserted.
Examined by Deputy Solicitor General Buvanika Aluvihare the Defence Secretary said that he had served the Army for about 20 years and assumed duties as the Defence Secretary in 2005. The LTTE attempted to give the impression to the world that they were the only organisation who always looked after the interests of the Tamil speaking people.