Former President Maithripala Sirisena says national security has been compromised.
Speaking to media in Colombo today, the former Head of State said national security remains questionable, when considering the crime reported during the past few weeks.
The Former President recalled that the main election promise of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna was to strengthen national security, adding the government has failed in this regard after three years in office.
Former President Sirisena claimed that the President’s private residence was attacked, after which the Presidential Secretariat and Temple Trees were surrounded by protestors, demanding the resignation of the President.
The former Head of State was confident that public unrest grew, after the demonstrations were disrupted by politicians who organised an attack on peaceful protestors.
Former President Sirisena also stated that houses of close to 200 pubic representatives were torched by unidentified groups during the unrest.