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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2640

A new National Security Council Appointed

Colombo, 10 July, (Asiatribunecom):

A professional Advisory Council on National Security has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena. The President's Media Division said a National Security Advisory Committee, headed by Opposition MP Dr. Sarath Amunugama, has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The PMD described the newly-appointed entity as a "professionals body." The names of other members of the committee are yet to be announced.

President Sirisena recently came under fire for inviting Opposition MPs for the National Security Council meeting while leaving out Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardena

According to reports,the council is headed by Parliamentarian and former minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama and comprises eminent lawyer Kalinga Indatissa PC, Nigel Hatch PC, former Ambassador Javed Yusuf, former presidential advisor Dr. Ram Manikkalingam and, Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan.

The President’s Media Division communique said that the Advisory Committee met for the first time under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence yesterday morning.

The President told the Advisory Council members that they could make their greatest contribution towards strengthening the programme implemented to ensure the country’s national security by submitting their ideas and proposals as an independent body.

- Asian Tribune -

A new National Security Council Appointed
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