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Parliament, Dec 10 (Daily Mirror) - It has been decided to withdraw the security personnel deployed at the historical Minintale temple if the chief Incumbent thinks that the military presence is a threat to his life, State Minister of Defence Pramitha Bandara Tennekoon told Parliament today. 

The State Minister said this in response to a question raised by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa who said there is a threat to the chief incumbent's life because of the presence of two unknown persons in civvies. 

" The two persons in civvies are military personnel. 
They were deployed to ensure the security of the temple and the tourists after assessing the security situation. We have decided to withdraw all military personnel who are at the temple premises if their presence is considered as a threat," the State Minister added.


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  • ravin Sunday, 10 December 2023 12:41 PM

    Hey hey do not talk bullshit. You all are well known for bullying. Why didn't you ask the priest first. History know what happened in dambulla temple. Same tactic?

    Let the cat out of the bag Sunday, 10 December 2023 12:43 PM

    Even a Tom Idiot can pass as an intellectual, if he keeps his mouth shut. It is pity that Sajith is unaware of this truth. He has to open his mouth at everything to prove that he is a wise man. There are times to be discreet, and times to raise your voice.

    Onlooker Sunday, 10 December 2023 10:25 PM

    Sajith was right and he should state the truth. The priest said about the threat himself. It is the govt that cannot stand it when they are exposed doing the wrong thing especially as this priest has been critical of the goct. This is pure revenge when govt caught doing wrong.

    Lala Monday, 11 December 2023 07:38 AM

    Get brain washed.

    Bandu Sunday, 10 December 2023 12:52 PM

    Hey Stupido. "because of the presence of two unknown persons in civvies" means your security is not doing their job or under VIP orders to allow that. So why withdraw all security.

    Sandy Sunday, 10 December 2023 01:22 PM

    Why are they in civvies , deploy uniformed people.Otherwise during rotation of duty it may be difficult to identify them.

    Mike Jeya Sunday, 10 December 2023 01:24 PM

    Why should they be in civvies if they are officially deployed. They should be in uniform.

    Ram Sunday, 10 December 2023 01:41 PM

    Any unknown person who acts as a security person must first report to the person receiving security. This is basic. State Minister Bandara should know this protocol. Instead of showing knowledge he shows his ignorance singing baila

    Ram Sunday, 10 December 2023 01:42 PM

    If security is withdrawn it will be easy to achieve their expectations

    Nimal Sunday, 10 December 2023 03:01 PM

    As usual, not answering the question. Question was not about all army personnel there idiot, but the two people. Just withdraw those two people.

    Buddhist Sunday, 10 December 2023 03:07 PM

    Absolute waste for the country.

    Security Unwanted Sunday, 10 December 2023 03:59 PM

    'It has been decided to withdraw the security personnel deployed at the historical Minintale temple if the chief Incumbent thinks that the military presence is a threat to his life'. Interesting - why did the government on the first place send security personnel's to this premises if there was no threat? also, the chief incumbent himself feels unsafe in the presence of these very security personnel's.

    Balla Donkey Sunday, 10 December 2023 05:48 PM

    Who is the king?

    Kps Sunday, 10 December 2023 07:14 PM

    Childish and unprofessional pathetic decision by Pramitha. Commander in chief your attention please.

    PEACE Sunday, 10 December 2023 08:29 PM

    THIS IS HAPPENING NORTHEAST EVERY MOVEMENT. WE DEMAND WITHDRAW AFTER 2008 FOMED NEW CAMPS. IN THE NORTHEAST.

    Gb Sunday, 10 December 2023 11:25 PM

    Can't trust gov, most of these shootings these days are done in a military style just like stf has been trained, he should select people he trusts and they should be given firearms to defend site, even if they are civilians give them training and deploy at site

    Mokan Monday, 11 December 2023 03:03 AM

    I recently went to North on a road trip. It is unbelievable, the amount of Army stationed over there , nearly every other property. No wonder the people over there feel Occupied.

    Sleazy president Monday, 11 December 2023 07:37 AM

    The vile president is behaving like he did in Battalanda. The faster we get rid of this imbecile, the better it is for the country.

    VJ Monday, 11 December 2023 07:48 AM

    The purpose of deploying uniformed personnel is visibility which serves as a deterrent. Why in civies? Gods should take care of security in places of worship, but there are no Gods here. I have seen lightning arresters on rooftops of places of worship. Wonder if the Gods will strike their own places with lightning?

    Achal Monday, 11 December 2023 08:18 AM

    This politico does not know the difference between the STATE and the GOVERNMENT. Military personnel belong to the state and maintained by the state funds (Tax paid by the people). This politico belongs to the Government, that too maintained by the state funds, hence his actions have exceeded the powers given by the state.

    Confused Monday, 11 December 2023 03:39 PM

    We're over two hundred Army Personnel involved in providing security ? One whole Battalion ?

    Abd Tuesday, 12 December 2023 10:19 AM

    Hon.priest complaining about two strangers from different division of army for unknown task,so remove them,removing whole contingent is because priest is very critical of public unfriendly government policies, government did this to take revenge but I suggest people of the country get together give required security to priests and place


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