Prime Minister assures national security is top priority

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured that the government will safeguard country’s national security and will not take any measures that would harm the country.

Responding to a question raised by Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena in the parliament today the Premier stressed that the government has not taken a decision to reduce Army camps in the North and East of the country.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said that the number of army personnel or number of army camps will not be reduced at any circumstances.

He said the country’s military is free from political interference now and the military has been given additional powers to arrive at its own administrative decisions.

The Premier Wickremesinghe informed the parliament that according to protocol, the military and the commanders determine the required number of camps in the country and inform the decision to the government.

He explained that the number of generals and other high ranked officers in the military are pre-determined according to the size of the force and the number has not been changed under the present administration.

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