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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2678

Sri Lanka’s President Warns on Security Forces’ Discipline

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Anjana Jayashan reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 19 August, ( Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa stresses that he and his government will not hesitate to suppress any group which is identified as a threat to the freedom of the motherland.

President Rajapaksa addressing a ceremony which had been arranged to felicitate the war heroes at the Maha Saman Devale premises in Sabaragamuwa yesterday (August 18) reminded that it was discipline of security forces helped the country to defeat one of the world’s dangerous terrorist groups and that quality should be kept for public’s respect forever.

The President appreciating the discipline in the security forces said that discipline prevailed from top to bottom ranks during the operations. He also said that lack of discipline could create dark patches on the entire nation. President Rajapaksa who reiterated that no one was above the law, further said that the government will not hesitate to take necessary actions on those who lack discipline and who have no control over themselves.

President Rajapaksa has also reiterated his commitment to democracy and said that the solution to the national question in Sri Lanka should be a home grown one and not one that was based on suggestions from the outside the country. “It should be a solution which can be agreed by all communities who live in the country”, he said.

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President also said that he has directed relevant officials to accelerate the resettlement of internally displaced people following the 180 day development program. He said that the priority had been given for de-mining process and then providing of infrastructure facilities and opportunities for a good livelihood.

The ceremony which was held at the Saman Devala premises has been organized to mark the third month of liberating the country from terrorism.

- Asian Tribune -

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