Resignation of govt. no solution to terrorist problem – Ranawaka


By Saman Indrajith

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told Parliament yesterday that the country needed a proper counter terrorism mechanism and the intelligence units should be restructured to be better equipped to face modern terror threats.

Participating in the debate in parliament on the no-confidence motion against the government moved by the JVP, he said that whenever there was such a terror attack in the country, the blame was pinned on some others. "When you look into the Easter Sunday terror attacks the government and the intelligence units cannot escape the blame. However, should the government resign? Should we further plunge the country into chaos and allow international terrorism to creep in? If not, we have to decide whether we look at this issue beyond political scope and all parties, irrespective of their political stand, should unite in implementing a united national mechanism in order to defeat terrorism."

Minister Ranawaka noted that what the country needed was an efficient counter terrorism mechanism. "Today, the world is experiencing a new economy and new technology. Similarly, there are new terror threats worldwide. Therefore, we need to restructure our intelligence units and come up with more efficient security operations in order to defeat these threats."

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