Army Chief rejects media reports

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Army rejected recent news reports on the alleged removal of military camps in the North. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake said yesterday these reports were incorrect and misleading.

“The Sri Lanka Army under any circumstances will not resort to any decisions that would pose a threat to national security, and it always prioritizes national security concerns.”

It is therefore emphasised that the Sri Lanka Army as a responsible one will not close down any Army camp as alleged in those misleading reports,” Senanayake said in a statement.

The Army Commander noted that some media reports have published untruths and have distorted facts about the ongoing rightsizing process of the Army.

“The rightsizing process has always been happening in the Army and had even taken place during the war and also in the post-war period before this one. Through that, the troops mainly deployed for administrative duties are relieved and mobilized for field duties to gain better productivity, thereby doubling their efficiency”.

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