Thursday, June 11, 2009

Create Gotabhaya Regiment to Honour Defence Secretary

THE COLOMBO Buddhist Theosophical Society has requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to create a new Regiment called “Gotabhaya Regiment” in the Sri Lanka Army in honour of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for the great national service rendered by him in giving proper guidance to the Security Forces in annihilating LTTE terrorism which had been a scourge for well over 30 years.

The society in a congratulatory message sent to the President for liberating this country from terrorism and re-uniting it under a single flag, said his mission got a tremendous boost due to the indefatigable services rendered by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who himself was a war veteran.

The message jointly signed by Society President S.P. Weerasekara and Secretary S.T. Hewavitharana said defeating terrorism would have been a dream if not for the astute and fearless leadership given to the Nation by the President.

Noting that the President’s name would go down in history in letters of gold along with warrior kings such as Dutugemunu, Parakramabahu the Great, Gajaba and Asela who brought the country under a single flag, the society has wished the President strength and longlife to enable him transform the country into a developed nation. (Courtesy: Daily News)

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