Ruwan questions stability of Defence Ministry

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena today questioned the stability of the Ministry of Defence.

He told the Parliament Select Committee on the Easter Sunday attacks that since 2015 there have been five Defence Secretaries.

Wijewardena said that there was lapse in coordinating information which led to the Easter Sunday attacks.

He said that even intelligence services were not working together.

The Ministry of Defence comes directly under President Maithripala Sirisena.

Asked if he had any knowledge in defence matters when he was appointed as State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardena said that he had no such prior knowledge. (Colombo Gazette)