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Security forces personnel do not engage in garbage disposal, Military Spokesman and Army Media Director Roshan Seneviratne said yesterday.

He said however they were currently involved in monitoring the unauthorized and haphazard disposal of garbage.

“Military personnel will inform relevant authorities about such incidents and monitor the proper collection of garbage,” he said.

Brigadier Seneviratne said the security forces would assist the Police to arrest persons involved in illegal and improper disposal of garbage. (Darshana Sanjeewa)


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  • Dilrukshi Perera Tuesday, 20 June 2017 08:45 AM

    well said Sir, Keep it up. Relevant Authorities of all forces must speak for themselves and be firm on principles. Come forward when disaster strikes - not when acts of negligence and man made problems arise. We salute the forces for their unstinted work at recent flood and disaster situation.

    Dee Tuesday, 20 June 2017 08:59 AM

    Where were you when they were cleaning parks and roads 3-4 years back?

    Sunil Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:20 AM

    Quite correct. There are organizations, officials and workers who are responsible for clearing garbage and they are sleeping. Let them do their duty.

    Freddy Yang Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:27 AM

    Who ever said this - I am not soldier, but don't humiliate the military uniform by saying the soldier to assist in garbage disposal. Use them for a monitoring mechanism only.

    ANTON Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:32 AM

    NO ONE TO COLLECT GARBAGE AND NO PLACE TO PUT IT, ...... BETTER WE HIDE IT UNDER OUR BEDS.

    Maniya Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:44 AM

    We don't want Yahapalanaya to do the same. where is the change we wanted?

    chandima Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:53 AM

    Proud of you sir , on be half of tri forces

    ceylon Tuesday, 20 June 2017 01:17 PM

    security forcess has a lot of garbage to clean of itself. via DM Android App

    kumaran Tuesday, 20 June 2017 04:57 PM

    ALL the occupants of the Diyawanna should be sent to collect the garbage. Not the army, which is a disciplined force for a specific reason. One politico has said that since Independence, the garbage problem has been there!! What kind of fools are these people!

    Dee Tuesday, 20 June 2017 05:04 PM

    Maniya - My point was not to say that forces should clean garbage, but the fact that they all kept their traps shut when our hero's were sweeping parks. Now they talk, that's yahapalana.

    Lewis Nonis Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:46 PM

    security forces work is not garbage collection. Its a disgrace to use the defence forces for this kind of work, they will do it if necessary. but there are other civilian systems that are required for this, on a Daily basis.


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