Saturday, May 16, 2009

Armed forces sacrificed their lives for country: Gotabhaya

By M. W. Somarathne

(DM)Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa paying tribute to the war heroes said that around 21,500 members of the armed forces had sacrificed their lives protecting the territorial integrity and the unity of the country during the last three decades.

He added that if the country did not go to war even at this late stage it would have resulted in grave consequences. He noted that military commanders in the battlefield had told him this. Full text