Most STF commandos in Colombo protecting three VVIPs

Most Special Task Force commandos based in Colombo have been deployed to protect three VVIPs, it was revealed at the Parliament Select Committee hearing on the Easter Sunday attacks today.

Responding to a questioned posed by former Army Commander, Parliamentarian Sarath Fonseka, Commandant of the Special Task Force (STF) Senior DIG M.R. Latiff said that there are 3137 STF commandos operating in Colombo.

Of that, he said that 2245 STF commandos have been deployed to protect VVIPs.

Asked if most of the 2245 STF commandos have been assigned to protect three VVIPs, DIG M.R. Latiff said yes.

Fonseka then questioned the use of several top commandos to protect just three VVIPs.

Former Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon also appeared before the PSC today. (Colombo Gazette)


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