The government has decided to curb underworld activities with the assistance of the tri-forces, State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday.
He said the decision was taken at the Defence Council meeting chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena and assured that underworld activities that has raised its ugly head would be rooted out for the people to live peacefully.
According to him, a large sum of money had been spent for national security and that would be given continuously.
He said so yesterday addressing the media after observing the place where the proposed standing Buddha statue is to be established opposite the Wivekarama temple in Kanduboda, Delgoda.
A number of Pradeshiya Sabha members of the Biyagama Pradeshiya Sabha including Chief incumbent of the Kanduboda Wivekarama temple of Colombo Nawa Koralaya and Chief Sanghanayaka of Nawathotamune, Ven. Parakaduwe Saranankara Thera also participated in the event. (Sudath Pubudu Keerthi)