Monday, December 14, 2009

Army Chief says troops faced their biggest betrayal

Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, speaking to troops at the Army Headquarters a short while ago, said that the Army had faced its “biggest betrayal” a few hours ago but did not elaborate on who committed the betrayal or what the incident was.

However it is believed the Army Chief was referring to the comments made by General Sarath Fonseka on the last stages of the war. He was reported to have said that top government officials had told the army to kill senior LTTE officials who surrendered to the army during the latter part of the war in May this year.

Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, speaking after handing over appreciation letters to soldiers who took part in the final battle, said that the army should be conscious about this betrayal and face it together.

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