We’re not putting Sri Lanka’s war heroes behind bars: President


May 19, 2016 (LBO) – President Maithripala Sirisena says people who put war heroes in jail are now making allegations that the government is getting ready to hunt war heroes.

The President was speaking at the national ceremony to commemorate war heroes, held yesterday at the War Hero Monument in the Parliament premises in Battaramulla.

The President said the new government is now working to fulfil the responsibility to prevent another war in the country through strengthening of national reconciliation.

“It is not an easy task to unite the hearts of the people while fulfilling responsibilities of a post-conflict era after ending the war physically,” the President said.

“Politicians, war heroes and the people of the entire country should get together to strengthen the reconciliation process.”

He stated that the government will always perform to commemorate the valiant war heroes who sacrificed their lives for the sovereignty of the motherland.

The President also recalled that the government is committed to the welfare of families of disabled war heroes.