Former Army Commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says some elements are attempting to reignite the ethic issue.
Fonseka said that while he has no authority over National security, President Maithripala Sirisena and the security forces have taken measures to ensure the country does not return to the dark ages.
However he noted that some politicians who were rejected by the people are attempting to scare the people by reigniting the ethic issue.
He said that those politicians are attempting to create suspicion in the minds of the people in the South about the people in the North and East and also to lose faith in the Government.
“They are attempting to achieve their political goals,” Fonseka told reporters after meeting the Chief Prelates in Kandy today.
Fonseka urged the people not to be misled by the false propaganda and not allow the country to return to the dark ages.
He noted that the dark ages were not purely as a result of terrorism but also as a result of corruption following the end of the war.
Fonseka said that the country had changed following the January 8 Presidential elections and so the public must think twice when deciding the future of the country.
The firmer Army Commander also confirmed earlier media reports that his political party will be contesting the next Parliament elections independently. (Colombo Gazette)