Sri Lanka’s need for a “National Securitism” centered National Security Policy


In the propaganda campaigns of all the chief candidates of the Presidential election, the toping of ‘National Security’ was most highlighted in all the discussions. Gotabaya Rajapakshe, the war-time Defense Secretary, was chosen as Sri Lanka’s 7th president, emphasizing the security gap. The attack of the Easter Sunday refocused the attention to the nation’s security that looked to be an act of extremism and religious intolerance, after nearly a decade of the conclusion of the brutal war that lasted for 30 years. People have been quick to mark this as an instant of the government’s incompetence and have blamed them of undoing the military intelligence service. The select committee of parliament’s report on the attack, which took place on the 21st of April, has found the President, ex-Secretary Defence as the Director of SIS and IGP responsible for not living up to their duties.

Referring to the Defense Secretary and others, the report also stated that the highest responsibility lies with the Director SIS, others also managed to not live up to their duties. The Secretary MOD, IGP, CNI and DMI did not stay true to their responsibilities in the security and intelligence field. It stated that every one of them was told of the intelligence information prior to the Easter Sunday attacks but they failed in adopting the necessary measures to stop or prevent those attacks.

Now, the ex-Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara were arrested to additionally carry out inspections. The sufferers are not satisfied with the explanations provided by the government, which has generated a lack of trust among the government and citizens.





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