President claims his recent speech was distorted

President Maithripala Sirisena today claimed that a speech he made recently, which created a lot of controversy, was distorted by the media.President Sirisena accused the media of misusing media freedom to sling mud at him. The President was quoted as saying recently that key institutions working against corruption had a political agenda. He was also quoted as raising concerns over the questioning of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on corruption allegations. The President said today that no matter how much criticism he faces he will not change his policy towards the security forces.He said that he will ensure the reputation of the security forces is protected at every cost. (Colombo Gazette)

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