The main Opposition UNP, while vehemently condemning Saturday`s LTTE air attack on Colombo, said it would do its utmost to relieve the nation from the great dangers it was facing today from frequent air attacks.
The party criticized Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for not taking adequate steps to secure the Sri Lankan air space effectively.
`One can fully understand the effectiveness of the steps the government has taken to safeguard the country`s air space when comparing it with the steps taken to provide security to the Defence Secretary whenever he travels on the roads,` the party said. The UNP criticized the President for taking wing to the Caribbean to watch the World Cup final at a time the country was facing a grave danger with the LTTE`s air capability.
Stating that the LTTE had missed its targets whenever it launched an air attack would not help the country at all, the party said. `It is also not worth blaming the CFA,` it added.
The UNP added that it was essential to realize the real capability of the enemy and take steps to defeat them.
`The nation will be destroyed if the government continues to give priority to its political aspirations,` the party further said.