Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* National security of Sri Lanka is not a concern of local governments - military
Fri, Sep 5, 2014, 06:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 05, Colombo: Only the island nation's central government is empowered to make decisions on the national security and it is not a concern of the local governments, Sri Lanka military spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya has said.

The military spokesperson made this remark in response to a recent statement made by the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council C. V. Wigneswaran that the latter should be informed about setting up of Army Camps and land acquisition programs in the Northern Province.

Brigadier Wanigasooriya told the national news agency, Lankapuvath, that only the central government has the power to make decisions on the country's national security and it is not something that concerns the Local Governments, nor Provincial Councils or its councilors, .

"The National Security and Defense related decisions are Central Government sponsored, even in the countries like India and United States," he said.

Setting up of Army Camps and land acquisition programs in the country directly falls under the National Security Council of Sri Lanka which is the executive body of the Sri Lankan Government that is charged with the maintenance of National Security with authority to direct the Sri Lankan Military and Police, under the guidance and patronage of the Commander-In-Chief, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, he pointed out.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Over 50 harassed Sri Lankan housemaids return home from Kuwait
-- [5 hours ago]
Measures to develop Oluvil Harbor with the participation of state and private investors
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka court extends order banning garbage disposal at Muthurajawela wetlands till 3 August
-- [5 hours ago]
NDB records highest ever Profit After Tax of Rs. 2.3 billion for the first half of 2017
-- [6 hours ago]
Government requests petroleum workers to return to work
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka government declares fuel distribution an essential service amid strike by CPC workers
-- [8 hours ago]
Congressional caucus on Sri Lanka renewed for the 115th Congress
Sri Lanka Central Bank introduces a new Primary Issuance System for Treasury Bonds
Main suspect of Nallur shooting remanded till 8 August
GMOA calls off strike after discussions with Minister of Law and Order

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.