If ordered, we can contain Mobs in the North: Army Commander

28 September 2018 08:01 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The mobs operating in the North can be contained if the Army is given the necessary powers even for a limited period of time, Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said today.

He said this to journalists after visiting the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy to seek blessings for the Sri Lanka Army on its 69th Anniversary.

The Commander said the Army would fulfil its duties should the government decide to give more powers to the army.

“National security is something all citizens are entitled to. The Army is strong and national security is one of its main duties. We know better about national security than others. Nothing has changed. It is the army which secured victory for Sri Lanka in its fight against the LTTE. Similarly, the army will be always ready with its services to safeguard the country,” he said.

The Commander said any decision with regard to army camps were being taken after discussions with the army. “Therefore, camps are not being removed in an arbitrary manner. However, the army is ready to re-organise and re-situate the camps to ensure national security,” he said.(Nadeeka Daya Bandara)

 

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  • palitha Friday, 28 September 2018 07:44 PM

    we always appreciate and salute you sir.we can live without any fear because of our heroes

    satha Friday, 28 September 2018 07:51 PM

    do it south

    S.P.Ramkumar Friday, 28 September 2018 09:09 PM

    Satha please understand we need Pou society is clean and clear from thugs. It is north or south. He is a good army commander.

    Mandayan Friday, 28 September 2018 09:01 PM

    No, thank you. We have perfect Police force to take care of that.

    Saman Friday, 28 September 2018 09:05 PM

    Don't bother. Politicians of the north like the way it is.

    S.P.Ramkumar Friday, 28 September 2018 09:06 PM

    Well sir, Government should give order to Army to do operation to stop unkindest unlawful all mobs in North, operation must be collaborated with local police. Otherwise people are suffering. This operation purely with non political and ethnical intention and involvement of politicians. All offenders have to sentences and rehabilitated.

    Martin Milton Sunday, 30 September 2018 07:27 PM

    If HE The President had ANY self respect and /or GUTS, as Commander in Chief of the Forces, he SHOULD give the Army more power AND and orders to contain such mobs all over Sri Lanka to keep them from becoming a far greater menace to the innocent citizens of Sri Lanka in the near future. MM


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