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Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya said that intelligence agencies in the country had been alerted to the possibility of certain elements attempting to disrupt national security in the run up to the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which would take place in November.

“Any event that takes place in this country in the run up to CHOGM can have a good or bad effect on the way people perceive what is happening here. As a result we have to be vigilant because everything revolves around the image of the country,” he said.

General Jayasuriya noted that law and order has to be maintained in order that the country could move forward. He said that the armed forces should be held in high esteem so they can perform their respective duties to the maximum. “How they perform is of the utmost importance during the next few months. Apart from that our intelligence agencies are also keeping a close eye on activities by pro- LTTE factions as we are near the date of hosting the CHOGM,” he added.

“We have being hearing that certain groups have been telling leaders not to attend the CHOGM in Sri Lanka,” he said.(Supun Dias)

Video by Darshana Sanjeewa

  Comments - 21

  • Suq Madique Thursday, 22 August 2013 04:13 AM

    No. Tiger cubs trying to roar.

    priyantha Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:48 AM

    exactly , well said

    priyantha Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:47 AM

    you see , not suitable ....

    priyantha Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:47 AM


    R.Dias Thursday, 22 August 2013 07:17 AM

    Ayiyoo...ayiyoo....from the day he took this position he does not see anything else. Hallucination ...?

    Perumal Thursday, 22 August 2013 06:48 AM

    No, he has paved the way to the findings of the Rathupaswala investigation.

    Goofy Thursday, 22 August 2013 06:39 AM

    He is trying to revive the "Ranawiru" image. The got the good image by killing thousands and lost the image by killing less than five (officially).

    james bond Thursday, 22 August 2013 06:25 AM


    Mr Disgusted Thursday, 22 August 2013 06:18 AM

    Why have you not said "International conspiracy"? It is very clear that you are making the platform to clamp down further.

    lucy Thursday, 22 August 2013 06:06 AM

    How can there be a threat to national security when the army can assault and kill all unarmed protesters without having to face consequences?

    Gerard Thursday, 22 August 2013 05:03 AM

    Sounds more like a typical politician speaking. Of course he's just mouthing his master's script!

    Punny Pellow Thursday, 22 August 2013 02:26 AM

    The dead tigers?

    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 22 August 2013 04:08 AM

    Dont try put all blames to opposition. Present regime violate lot of H.R. related matters now.

    Kelanikolla Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:58 AM

    Self defence !!!! thats what has happend. first the civilliance start shooting i guess

    Fusion Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:55 AM

    When nothing else works, play the 'terrorism / international conspiracy' card.

    Renu Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:45 AM

    Please don't bring in BS talk, You and others in the clan are wanting that kind of situation in the country to have control over the people. The International community is fully aware of the situation, so don't carry the bucket for the rulers of the country and be a joker

    Andrew Pitugala Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:38 AM

    ELEMENTS ??????
    Can we know the names please?

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:30 AM

    Coming from whom is what is new.

    raviraj Thursday, 22 August 2013 03:21 AM

    diverting peoples attention from the real issues

    Thomas Ranger Thursday, 22 August 2013 02:58 AM

    We have been hearing - what a thing to say. Act on what you have been hearing, that's the true spirit not just saying some BS for the sake of saying.

    Goofy Thursday, 22 August 2013 02:28 AM

    Is there anything new in the above statement?

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