President assures reduction of army in Kinniya
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had given an assurance that the excess army personnel in Kinniya would be withdrawn gradually, Trincomalee Parliamentarian M.S. Thowfeek told the Tamil Mirror website yesterday.
He quoted the President as saying some unwelcome incidents connected with a mythical devil had necessitated the deployment of the army in some parts of the country. The attack on the Kinniya Navy Camp had taken place at a time when the newly established navy camps in the coastal area of Trincomalee were about to be removed, Mr. Thowfeek quoted the President as saying. Trincomalee Parliamentarian Thowfeek met the President when he came to Parliament yesterday and handed over a memorandum requesting for the withdrawal of excess army personnel in Kinniya. Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa too, at a meeting with Muslim representatives at the Defence Ministry on Tuesday (23), had suggested that it had been on the insistence of people in the area that more army personnel had been moved into Kinniya.
Courtesy: Daily Mirror
President should take a firm stand and not yield to Tamil/Islamic nationalists to dictate to him the size and deployment of Security Forces in the North and East. If he yields, it will be the beginning of the slide to creation of LTTE-2 and new terrorist wave in SL.
The Editor of the Hindu and bosom pal of the Blue Brothers has reported the lifting of emergency regulations in Sri Lanka this afternoon by special Presidential message.
Does this mean SL is just another state of federal India?
please mr.president think twice do not try to remove our srilanken forces from the north part of srilanka,srilanka is a one nature and one country,
Well said Pillayan! SL should never allow the tail to wag the dog.
Isn’t it high time that the Hon President re-inforce our Security Forces in the North and East to ensure no further breaches of security by the nationalist Tamil and Muslim hardcore on the pretext of killing the so-called ‘grease devil’, which is a myth created by the eelamists themselves in order to stir-up riots through a volatile few thugs and fools?