A major security plan for the country was discussed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and defence officials on Saturday night and decided to continue with the ongoing `defensive measures` against the LTTE in the North and East unhindered.
It is learnt that during the discussion it was suggested to implement a security plan for the entire nation as soon as possible with the participation of the public, a senior defence official said.
During the meeting a security forces official told the President the Tigers` main reason to carry out such attacks in the south was to bring the forces from the north to the south, thereby reducing the strength of the security forces in the north.
The President in response had reportedly said the Government would fully support the security forces to wipe out terrorism from the country. He said he had advised the forces to continue with their defensive operations.
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremenayake, Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, several key senior ministers, three forces Commanders, the IGP, and defence ministry officials also attended the meeting.