Navy, Air Force personnel also deployed to control traffic

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Acting Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Shavendra Silva said that Navy and Air Force personnel have been deployed in selected areas to assist the traffic police as a temporary measure, to ease the traffic congestions in the Colombo City, from yesterday.

Last week, military police personnel were also deployed to assist the traffic police in Colombo.

“In addition to the military police, we have also deployed personnel from Navy and air force to assist the traffic police as a temporary measure,” Lt.Gen. Silva, who is also the Army Commander said. He also said on the instruction of the President, the armed forces have decided to assist the police.

The commander said that Navy and air force personnel have been deployed in and around their respective headquarters and their camps.

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  • A Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:18 AM

    Handle the private busses biggest culprits

    Max Wednesday, 26 February 2020 11:13 AM

    This is a very strange precedent. Looks like the Govt is trying to normalise/regularise the public to get accustomed to the appearences of military personnel in everyday life. Already former high ranking army officers are in charge of several jobs that were performed by top civil servants.

    Joe A Wednesday, 26 February 2020 11:26 AM

    ISIS is active in Srilanka,political leaders who lead still intact,since country is insecure mobility of forces paramount,

    Sando Wednesday, 26 February 2020 12:02 PM

    Good move. Check on National Security. Easter Sunday Bombings would never have happened...if this Government was there.

    Munsir Wednesday, 26 February 2020 12:15 PM

    Must ask Nursers to do surgery and prescribe medicine to shorten the waiting time

    TONY Wednesday, 26 February 2020 12:19 PM

    FIRST AND FOREMOST THEY MUST STUDY THE TRAFFIC BEHAVIOR TO SOLVE THE ISSUE. PUTTING MORE SERVICE PERSONAL WILL NOT SOLVE THIS EVERY GROWING PROBLEM. ARE WE HEADING FOR HITLER TYPE OF RULE IN OUR COUNTRY?

    Samson Wednesday, 26 February 2020 12:26 PM

    Police has failed to maintain road discipline. Hope MP will improve the situation and continue to maintain discipline.

    Dr.Siri Wednesday, 26 February 2020 12:46 PM

    Military rule in the making

    concerned tax payer Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:43 PM

    It is better in that way than some panzies took the entire country a wrong turn

    Waco Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:04 PM

    Excellent arrangement

    Ram Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:54 PM

    Military men heading many government institutions it is obvious that the Military Rule sooner

    Sokrates Wednesday, 26 February 2020 02:06 PM

    What's happening? Gota is using his war criminals in all strategic positions such as Army Chief, Defense State Minister, Sri Lanka Ports Authority. The Chairman of Airport

    Don Wednesday, 26 February 2020 07:33 PM

    Traffic Police can stay at home. Now Military is power.

    Odin Wednesday, 26 February 2020 08:12 PM

    Soon they will be controlling all of us!!!


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