State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena said that while the Government and politicians in the North may discuss devolution of power, it will not be done at the expense of harming the unity of the country.
The Northern Provincial Council had last week called for a separate State for Tamil speaking people.
Wijewardena however said the Government will take all measures to protect the unity of Sri Lanka as it takes forward the reconciliation process.
He also insisted that the Government is not looking at arresting soldiers over false claims as alleged by the opposition.
The State Minister also denied claims that Sri Lanka’s intelligence service was facing issues or was under pressure from the Government.
He said that Sri Lanka was working with several countries, including Malaysia, to share intelligence information. (Colombo Gazette)