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No unnecessary arrests: Defence Secy.

2017-07-16 22:31:40
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While commenting on the recent arrest of security forces personnel, Defence Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne said that he was certain that no unnecessary arrests would be made and that if any such arrest were being made, they would be provided justice trough the Judiciary.

Mr. Waidyaratne, responding to media personnel after meeting the Chief Prelates during his visit to Kandy on Saturday, said that as a former member of the Solicitor General's Department he could reveal that there were investigations being carried out regarding certain crimes and that he was certain that no unnecessary arrests would be made.

“In the case of any arrests being made, those arrested would be provided justice through the Judiciary,” he said.

The Defence Secretary said that the security forces were involved in another mission on fighting against the dengue menace, carrying out medical camps and services in order to save the country’s people from the deadly disease.

He said the armed forces and the civil security personnel played a vital role in carrying out rescue and relief efforts during the recent natural disaster which engulfed parts of the country.

In response to question on national security the Secretary said, that as far as national security was concerned, the President and the Prime Minister had taken all measures to safeguard the country.

“As the Defence Secretary I am committed in carrying out my duties with commitment” he said

Stressing on the importance of national security, Mr. Waidyaratne said that he would act to strengthen the national security by maintaining the dignity of the armed forces and the civil security personnel.

“I will not allow national security to be diluted or subdued,” he said.

In the case of any arrests being made, those arrested would be provided justice through the Judiciary

He said the armed forces and the civil security personnel played a vital role in carrying out rescue and relief efforts during the recent natural disaster which engulfed parts of the country.

Stressing on the importance of national security, Mr. Waidyaratne said that he would act to strengthen the national security by maintaining the dignity of the armed forces and the civil security personnel. (Darshana Sanjeewa)


  Comments - 6

  • Sanje Monday, 17 July 2017 08:40

    If the arrests are based on true evidence, Yes they should be prosecuted and brought to justice. But if it is based on unsolicited facts, the damage done for the Suspects life and his family cannot be forgiven.

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    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 17 July 2017 08:57

    Ensure justice is said and done. At the same time, do not provide protection to criminals irrespective of his position, influence, rank, race or religion. Sri Lanka is a country notorious for camouflaging criminality committed by Buddhist Sinhalese in authority on innocent minorities and this is a utter shame to civilized behavior.

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    Haramanis Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:08

    Yes we all agree that the so called minorities are innocent of all criminality except massacres, bombings, killings and other inhuman atrocities

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    nick Monday, 17 July 2017 09:05

    sorry to say except gota or fonseka others looks just ordinary with this job via DM Android App

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    ceylon Monday, 17 July 2017 09:53

    still no necasasary arrests yet.biggest traitors who looted billions still in party.mood. via DM Android App

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    Haramanis Monday, 17 July 2017 20:48

    You are playing a cracked and broken old time "record" - two and one half years since 2015

    Reply : 1       0

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