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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that the Sri Lankan Security Forces should be geared to face the future terrorist threats across the borders of the country.

Speaking at the Palali Security Base, Mr. Wickremesinghe said the Sri Lankan Army, Navy and the Air-force should be modernized and equipped to face these threats.

“We will have to think of the new roles that our forces will have to play when the South Asian region develops,” he said.

He said the Sri Lankan Security Forces should be geared to face challenges that the South Asian region might face by 2025.

“Sri Lanka should enhance its military force in addition to the region’s economic strength,” he said.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said the situation would be the same with the police. He said some 400 male and 200 female constables would be recruited to the Police from Jaffna.

He encouraged the forces to not live in the past, but to look for challenges that lie in the future. (YP)

 
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  • Waco Monday, 30 March 2015 12:29 AM

    As the Priminister of Sri Lsnka, have you ever been to see Dis-Able soldiers in any of the facilities?

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 30 March 2015 11:18 AM

    If we look what Ranil states and comments made in this column, Sinhalese clearly have insecurity coupled with racism ingrained in their minds. This happens when leaders keep harping statements belittling minorities to gain confidence of majorities

    saman Monday, 30 March 2015 09:06 AM

    Way to go ..... good forward thinking ..... right message .... right time .... right place

    Nims Monday, 30 March 2015 12:41 AM

    Difficult to understand who is telling the truth. Very controversial statements by the Prime Minister and his Foreign Minister.

    Waco Monday, 30 March 2015 03:03 AM

    It is not a bad idea to upgrade and improve the quality of the ration pack.

    Soldier Monday, 30 March 2015 03:04 AM

    He also should know to stop tarnishing the names of war heros, who worked hard to win the freedom.Now He talks, but all along supported LTT.

    simon Monday, 30 March 2015 03:40 AM

    Did he show the same concern before !!

    Mevan Monday, 30 March 2015 04:50 AM

    Very true. With constantly changing geo-political situations our security forces should be geared to face these situations. An example is the ISIL threat. Further our forces should be trained to handle emergency situations arising from natural disasters which are common in this country

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 30 March 2015 04:55 AM

    Mr. RW, MR says he geared the Security Forces and won the battle against the nasty terrorist LTTE. Now you say to gear-up our Security Forces. How do you predict another terrorist attack again in SriLanka.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 30 March 2015 04:57 AM

    MR showed off that he won the battle against terrorist, now you are playing the same game. Is this subject is a "Political Game" for both?

    Horri Jimonis Monday, 30 March 2015 05:00 AM

    PM - please deploy more armed security personal in the North.

    Vijith Pieterz Monday, 30 March 2015 05:01 AM

    TNA is the worst Terrorist Group at this hour. Be aware Ranil.

    J Palitha Monday, 30 March 2015 05:06 AM

    Are you playing games like MR? This is an Election gundoo.

    tissa.fonseka Monday, 30 March 2015 05:15 AM

    Mr Prime Minister.if you sincerely feel that there is a threat from the borders may i suggest you,to get Field Marshal Sarath Foneka to the cabinet and give him the responsibility of the defense .He has been proven and tested on the field beyond any doubt.

    Patriot Monday, 30 March 2015 09:31 AM

    Well said Prime Minister, the armed forces should have capabilities to deal with any future threats. We should engage alongside India and the west in developing our strategies.

    sss Monday, 30 March 2015 05:22 AM

    for that sir develop a knowledge based economy and do not depend on housemaids (rural women) to earn dollars. other more urgent increase the nutrition of people. malnutrition is very high

    TJ Monday, 30 March 2015 09:39 AM

    It looks like, Ranil has now learnt the art of winning elections.

    Saman Monday, 30 March 2015 09:54 AM

    Bravo! Mr.RanilWe need someone with a vision like you

    Jagath Monday, 30 March 2015 09:55 AM

    Our military is really outdated we still use the Old t-55 from the 1950s we need to modernize the military fast

    Sameen Jan Monday, 30 March 2015 06:07 AM

    Trite adviceThe forces know what RW did in the past to appease Velupillai P and the LTTE.He is afraid of the ghosts of the past..

    Citizen Monday, 30 March 2015 06:12 AM

    Remember the military should not waste time in forests like Thoppigala

    Suren Abeyagoonasekera Monday, 30 March 2015 06:22 AM

    I appreciate your concern in National Security PM. Thank you,

    hari Monday, 30 March 2015 06:44 AM

    Threat from whom Prime minister? If you provide people with opportunity and prosperity, will they blow them off or kill each other? By nature humans are happy and peaceful souls. Lost all respect for this man, who is just war mongering rather than eradicating corruption and poverty.

    MSR Monday, 30 March 2015 08:14 AM

    Diplomatic way of saying "terrorism on rise".

    Damma Monday, 30 March 2015 01:06 PM

    Ranil was the one that saved SL from an economic crisis in 2001, He was the one who took Karuna to our side behind the curtains of the Peace talks.Ranil is a modern liberal politician that sees what needs to be done in the future.

    TONY Sunday, 29 March 2015 11:01 PM

    RW. YOU ARE A FAMOUS DREAMER

    Rohan Monday, 30 March 2015 09:00 AM

    Trying to Score points. I wonder why he did not do this when terrorism was on . If he did that instead of trying to selll off Sri lanka to Prabha, instead of SF he should have been the field marshal. Ha ha


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