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No need to deploy military from other countries to SL to fight coronavirus: Defence Secretary

Says Sri Lankan military and Police can handle coronavirus threat effectively

22 April 2020 08:50 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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There was no necessity to seek assistance from other countries to deploy their military to contain the spread of coronavirus in Sri Lanka, Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said.

 

He said Sri Lankan Tri-Forces and the Police had already proved their capabilities in containing the spread of coronavirus.

 

“Our military has already shown their expertise and professionalism in handling the emergency situation created under coronavirus threat,” he said.

 

The Defence Secretary said Sri Lanka would set an example to other countries, which were battling with coronavirus, on how a country could use its intelligence agencies with the military and health authorities effectively to control the spread of the highly infectious virus.

 

“Sri Lanka’s intelligence agencies have been used to trace people who are closely associated with coronavirus positive patients and also their whereabouts to direct them to the 14-days quarantine process,” he said.

 

The Defence Secretary referring to the recent news which said that Indian Army would be deployed in Sri Lanka to support country’s effort to control the spread coronavirus, he said there was no such dialogue had been taken place between the two nations.

 

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  • Witnessed the barbaric Indian Army in Jaffna Wednesday, 22 April 2020 09:02 PM

    Thank you sir.

    Sammy Wednesday, 22 April 2020 09:05 PM

    Why should defence forces be deployed? What is needed is an effective Medical force of all medical personnel to tackle this virus.

    Mifaz Thursday, 23 April 2020 11:21 AM

    I am willing to volunteer if the service needed. Any readers find a way to pass the msg to right party..

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 23 April 2020 11:53 AM

    Stupid Defense Secretary, jumping the gun. This has already been confirmed as false news, so why make any Statement on this. It shows your ignorance in handling International Matters.


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