Former President Maithripala Sirisena said in Parliament yesterday (24) that he believes that former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa did not get the correct information about the people coming to Colombo for the struggle just as he did not get the information about the Easter Sunday attacks.
Former President Maithripala Sirisena said this while speaking during the debate on the Third Reading of the Budget.
The former President stated that the officials exchanged the information received regarding the Easter Sunday attack but did not give it to him as the leader of the country and even though Rajapaksa was given information that about 20,000 people would come to Colombo during the struggle, in the end about 400,000 people came.
Former President Sirisena further said that he will ask the President to deduct Rs.100 billion rupees from the Rs.410 billion rupees allocated for the Defence Ministry and give it to education.
“When I was the President and Defence Minister, I allocated Rs.280 billion to the defense sector.Rs.410 billion has been allocated today.The police have many problems. It is not about strengthening the police and telling people to fight. There are many issues that have come to the attention of the police. It should be resolved.” he said.