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Military personnel attached to the security detail of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been reportedly replaced with police personnel.

About 50 army personnel from the former President’s security had been asked to report to the Army Headquarters on Friday.

It had been reported that Mr. Rajapaksa had been informed that his security would be replaced with police personnel.

However, when contacted by the Daily Mirror, Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachi refused to comment on the matter.

Meanwhile, MP Namal Rajapaksa in a twitter message criticized a move to remove army protection of ex-President Rajapaksa.

“As security deteriorates, how can the government justify removing army protection of President Rajapaksa, the only Sri Lankan leader to end the brutal terrorist war,” he tweeted.

Defence Ministry sources said a decision had been taken to replace army personnel deployed to security detail of all VIPs with police personnel. “This won’t affect their security,” they said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Hiyanthi Wednesday, 06 April 2016 02:54 PM

    Removing the security whom secured mother land. Shame!

    usuf Wednesday, 06 April 2016 03:48 PM

    why not provide addtnl 100 officers to break coconuts to safeguard him from d evil forces via DM Android App

    asokabey Wednesday, 06 April 2016 03:51 PM

    I am not a MR fan...but MR should be given maximum army security...I sternly believe that...!!

    karsha Wednesday, 06 April 2016 06:29 AM

    Oh really. Still living in a fantasy world

    karsha Wednesday, 06 April 2016 06:30 AM

    even that is not necessary for him now.only a MP

    Rizwan Wednesday, 06 April 2016 07:12 AM

    this also too much for him because he did not give security personal to ex president CBK

    Onlooker Tuesday, 05 April 2016 04:56 PM

    Nothing will change the masses popularity towards MR.

    sobers Tuesday, 05 April 2016 05:40 PM

    Replace the Police with Salvation Army.

    Manuel Benjamin Wednesday, 06 April 2016 09:34 AM

    Even the Salvation Army is too much for this good for nothing looter. Monaro Security Service is more than enough.

    J Palitha Wednesday, 06 April 2016 09:35 AM

    Ofcourse, its too much for this Dictator. 3-5 Policemen will be OK.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 06 April 2016 09:37 AM

    He has his thugs in his Joint Opp. Party, why he needs security?

    Onlooker Wednesday, 06 April 2016 10:29 AM

    Genuine sri Lankans will protect him

    Me Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:07 AM

    Send him Gambattas!

    Sharon Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:14 AM

    MR MUST be protected. Imagine we had LTTE war today. Would it end with MS, RW, Karunasena and SF????

    What the hell Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:57 AM

    All a person has to do is a open source threats analysis based on an unbiased threats matrix and they would see who in Sri Lanka needs protection and who don't and who should provide it. There is no comparison between the capabilities of MSD/PSD/STF vs. Army Commado's. Army Commando's are without argument the most trained, most equipped, most capable and most selected unit in the country for VIP protection. Of course the PM not the current President needs such protection. But the ex president and ex SecDef, ex military commanders who were in the helm during the war needs this protection.

    david strange Thursday, 07 April 2016 03:55 AM

    it is the masses that are the idiots taken for a ride...

    david strange Thursday, 07 April 2016 03:56 AM

    great comment mate. if he is so popular why are his cronies and he afraid?

    Ceylonese Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:08 PM

    If he is so popular with the masses why does he need security?

    KOLAKOTIYA Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:12 PM

    HE IS A MP. ONLY 2 POLICE CONSTABELS ENOUGH

    Sapu Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:24 PM

    Rajapaksa supporters are always in fantasy worlds

    Prince Wednesday, 06 April 2016 01:13 PM

    Just a security guard will do!

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 06 April 2016 01:29 PM

    That is what we don't have in Sri Lanka, fool.

    karsha Wednesday, 06 April 2016 01:36 PM

    According to MR no tigers now. Only showcase to prove his point. And he is only an MP. Two police constables would do.


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