Defence Ministry insists no threat to locals or tourists

The Defence Ministry today insisted that there is no threat to locals or tourists.

A statement by the Ministry of Defence said that the government has taken all necessary measures to ensure the security of the country and the safety of the people since the Easter Sunday attacks in April.

The Ministry of Defence said that special islandwide precautionary measures have been taken by the Tri-Forces, police and intelligence services together with other state security agencies to provide protection to places of worship, public places, tourist locations, state facilities, airports, ports, hospitals, etc.

“These security arrangements have resulted in most suspects connected with the Easter bombings being arrested and their safe houses raided. The security forces and police will not in anyway compromise on public security of all Sri Lankans as well as any foreign national visiting the country,” the Ministry of Defence said.

The Ministry of Defence quoted the Secretary Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) as saying that as a country that defeated one of the most ruthless terrorist organisations, the security forces in Sri Lanka will take appropriate action to ensure maximum security is provided to the public.

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