Govtís decision to deploy Security Forces in development commended
Senior Minister for International Monetary Cooperation and Deputy
Finance and Planning Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama said that the
Governmentís decision to deploy the Security Forces in national
development was good.
Commenting on the contribution by the Sri Lanka Army to save Rs.
1,500 million last year for labour in health, education, sports and
urban development projects, Dr. Amunugama said this was one of the
positive developments in the country where the Security Forces had been
deployed in national development under the leadership of Defence
Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The Minister said generally when a war is over, soldiers get
demobilised. Following the demobilisation, they go back to society and
often cannot adapt themselves. This is because we cannot expect a
soldier who has been trained to fight and just go back to his home
simply because the war against terrorism has ended.
ďAs a country, we have successfully ended the three-decade old war
against terrorism. The Government has very wisely deployed our soldiers
in development work.
No military operations does not mean that the significant
contribution by the war heroes to eradicate terrorism has been forgotten
by the Government. All of them are looked after well and various
facilities are provided to them. Itís a right move taken by the
Government to deploy them in the countryís development, Dr. Amunugama