Former Prime Minister was moved to the Navy Dockyard for security reasons, said Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, speaking to media today (11).
Following any return to normalcy in the country within the next few days, Mr. Rajapaksa will be sent to any destination he desires, he added.
“From the Leader and former leaders to every citizen of the country, it is our duty to protect the lives. You may have seen that thousands surrounded where he stayed and set the place on fire. We stopped it that day. However, we took him to the Trincomalee Naval Dock as a necessary step for we realised that his continued presence was not conducive for his safety. But this is not to last forever. In a few days, when the country returns to normalcy, we will send him wherever he desires,” Gunaratne said.