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No threat to national security: Army Commander

16 August 2017 06:20 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said yesterday that despite several incidents being reported from the Northern Province, those incidents were not a threat to national security.

The Army Commander while replying to a question raised by a journalist at a press Conference held in Colombo, that there are around 200 ex-LTTE members who had not been rehabilitated in the Northern Province, stated that those ex-LTTE members were not involved in the recent attacks.

He said after the war ended, 12,190 ex-LTTE members had been rehabilitated and 1,963 of them were from Jaffna. He said some 200 ex-LTTE members might have not rehabilitated for several reason.

"Only one ex-LTTE member involved in an incident in Jaffna where a police constable attached to the security detail of the Jaffna High Court Judge, was shot dead recently" he said.

The Army commander asserted that none of the ex-LTTE members were involved in the activities of the north-based 'Awa' group.

"Though small incident occurred in the North, all are trying to create a big issue out of it. But when similar crimes and incidents happened in other parts of the country, no one is talking about them. I assure you that there is no threat to the national security," Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said.

He said, to curb such crimes in the North, the Police had a major duty which they are already doing at the moment. "It is a relief for Sri Lanka Army if police are able to contain those incidents," the Commander said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

Pix by Pradeep Pathirana

  Comments - 7

  • ANTON Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:27 AM


    shanthapriya Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:04 AM

    why are you always repeating this . we smell a rat.

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:05 AM

    Glad to see some war time hero in your photographs including Maj. Gen Vijitha Ravipriya

    nick Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:23 AM

    there is a group call bbs creating new ltte & isis what about that any plans to stop them or help them to create so that army can get busy via DM Android App

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:31 AM

    we are proud of you

    ceylon Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:58 PM

    main threat to peoples security is kudu and other criminals.these crimes are opetating frm presidential residence. via DM Android App

    Hautaum Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:46 PM

    excellent evaluationAs surrendered caders never turn to any illegal activities and they are struggle for their day to day life and who involved in the incident, already left out from LTTE before end of the war..

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