President meets troops who defended Parliament during protests

President Ranil Wickremesinghe today met some of the troops who defended the Parliament complex during the recent protests.

The Army media unit said that the President, who visited the Army Headquarters today, met some troops who performed their duties when a violent mob attempted to take control of the Parliamentary complex.

The Army said that some soldiers sustained injuries during the incident and had been admitted to hospital.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe made his first formal visit to the Army headquarters as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka, at the invitation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Minister of Public Security, Tiran Alles, Secretary to Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, Chief of Staff and National Security Adviser to the President, Sagala Rathnayake, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Staff of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff and several Senior Officers were also present. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The defence leaders also have the same mindset. Nothing will change in Sri Lanka. Once you lived for certain ways for generations, almost impossible to think differently. Unless, you are away from that particular environment, do lots of reading and get involved in political writing as I do.

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