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In a dramatic turn of events, only hours after the government decided to reduce the security given to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa by a further 50 personnel, it was restored without an explanation being given on the about-turn.

Initially, an order was sent to recall 50 personnel attached to the security detail of Mr. Rajapaksa. They had, in fact, been specifically identified. However, by late last night, the order was cancelled. Sources close to Mr. Rajapaksa said the reason for the change of heart was not known.   
Earlier, soon after May Day, 42 personnel attached to the security detail of the former president were recalled. The governments said it was done after a threat assessment being conducted.  (Kelum Bandara)

 

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  • ceylon Monday, 08 May 2017 10:20 AM

    waste of money and waste of resourcess.billions spending by government for nothing.he is trying to topple government and government protecting him. via DM Android App

    max Monday, 08 May 2017 10:37 AM

    Power of MR whether in power or otherwise!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 08 May 2017 10:58 AM

    Public money is wasted again by providing security to a robber and a murderer, who is going to pay these loses there again?

    German Jacob Monday, 08 May 2017 11:02 AM

    Providing security to a Thief (its Mahinda) is not atall a good move. Please cancel it Mr. President.

    JOKER . Monday, 08 May 2017 11:18 AM

    PLEA OF MAARA PROXIES GRANTED BEFORE SEPTEMBER DRAMA STAGED. via DM Android App

    DING DONG. Monday, 08 May 2017 01:15 PM

    ITS A GOOD EXAMPLE TO SHOW GOVT IS NOT IN A POSITION TO TAKE ANY DECISION WITHOUT THE CONCERN OF MAARA PROXIES. via DM Android App

    Shelly. Monday, 08 May 2017 02:25 PM

    meka aanduwakthe...paanduwakthe via DM Android App

    ceylon Monday, 08 May 2017 03:16 PM

    this government has no spine.all things are doing like this.world is laughing for these idiots.shame to lanka who has highly professional educated people. via DM Android App

    ceylon Monday, 08 May 2017 03:23 PM

    gamaralas government.sirisena is enjoying very best of life without doing nothing for it. via DM Android App

    rajan Monday, 08 May 2017 03:38 PM

    Back-boneless Fellows! Take decisions and stand by it.If the National Security council determines the level of security he should be given, let that be implemented. This is a ridiculous state of affairs.


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