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Army Commander Shavendra Silva today said that there is no cause for concern even if some individuals are making certain statements about the army.

“Any person is free to express themselves as Sri Lanka is a democratic country. There is no need to make any special comment about the majority view and opinion of the Sri Lanka army and there is no cause for concern even if two individuals are making certain statements about the army,” the army commander said in response to a question about Karuna Amman’s recent comment. 

The Army Commander also said that training activities of the Sri Lanka Army had to be limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that they were not completely taciturn. 

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  • Ranjit Sunday, 28 June 2020 04:01 AM

    "Any person is free to express themselves as Sri Lanka is a democratic country." Then why are the people who spoke about the white van before the pres. election are still being grilled

    Lion Sunday, 28 June 2020 06:12 AM

    What are you talking ,don’t try to evade the issue,Karuna is no lessor person.He was directly responsible for attacks and killing civilian in boarder villages.He was directly responsible for killing of 600 unarmed policemen,aranthalawa massacre of Buddhist monks.so many ruthless attacked were engineered by him.be straight forward man like SF.Dont give answers to an important issue like cheap politicians.

    Alex Sunday, 28 June 2020 06:46 AM

    What!!!???? It boggles my mind that the specific statement has "no cause for concern". I'm wondering then, how a no cause for concern statement is being hounded by the CID.

    Sokrates Sunday, 28 June 2020 08:28 AM

    Of course there is a cause of concern about the army. There are to many wanted war criminals like you in the army.

    M. Sira Sunday, 28 June 2020 08:41 AM

    How can he say against it ? If say something against, definitely he will ask to vacate his post and go home .

    Borat Sunday, 28 June 2020 08:44 AM

    Democracy and free speech now? Try it folks... TID will be after everyone if it doesn’t suit the dictator

    sas Sunday, 28 June 2020 05:44 PM

    No concern? It seems he is not concerned about the massacres boasted by Karuna.


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