LTTE terrorism has been totally eradicated. Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa has stated that no room has been left for terrorist cadres active internationally to resume a war in Sri Lanka. He was speaking during a tour of the Mullaitivu area today.
On arrival at the Mullaitivu Defence Headquarters, the Defence Secretary, Chiefs of the Armed Forces and the IGP were warmly greeted by the Mullaitivu Commanding Officer Major Gen. Prasanna Silva. A Guard-of-Honour was accorded to the Defence Secretary. He planted a mango plant to symbolize his Mullaitivu visit. Major Gen. Prasanna Silva presented a memento to Gothabaya Rajapaksa.
Addressing members of the Armed Forces and the Police, Mr. Rajapaksa said that they had stationed members of the Security forces for a better and clear administration of the area. The nature of the duties of the troops has now changed and is not akin to the past. There are no terrorists to confront face to face. The Defence Secretary added that the troops should work to win the hearts of the people of the area.