State Minister of Defence says tri-forces not for political work

RuwanState Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardane says the tri forces are there to protect the country and to ensure National security and not to fulfill any political agendas.

Wijewardane said that President Maithripala Sirisena as the Defence Minister is continuously offering guidance and instruction to ensure and further strengthen National security.

He said this at a ceremony to distribute Virusara privilege cards among the Virusara beneficiaries of the Western province, held at the Regimental Headquarters of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry in Panagoda today.

Wijewardane said the Government will not allow any person or any organization to impact or influence National security. 

During today’s ceremony a total of 1724 beneficiaries including 1362 beneficiaries from the Army, 283 from the Navy, 45 from the Air Force, 24 from Police and 10 from the Civil Security Department received Virusara cards. (Colombo Gazette)



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