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* Defense Secretary assures legal action against land grab practices
Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 07:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 15, Colombo: There is no room for land grabs in the country in future and legal actions would be implemented against persons involved in such unlawful acts, Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said referring to past unlawful land grab practices.

Addressing a meeting held with the District Secretaries and Government Agents at the Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management State Ministry in Narahenpita today (Oct 15), the Defense Secretary stressed that action will also be taken against the state officials who misuse their vested authority to deal with land issues.

He requested the District Secretaries and Government Agents to be vigilant about the sites of archaeological value as those lands are also prone to such unlawful acts.

Maj. Gen. Gunaratne reiterated that “regardless of false propaganda disseminated against us to tarnish the image, we will continue our work for the betterment of the country.”

Defense Secretary referring to the recent upsurge in coronavirus spread said, “Gampaha District Secretary brought the coronavirus outbreak situation in the Gampaha District to my notice at the onset and as a consequence, we were able to promptly coordinate preventive measures with the relevant authorities.”

“We controlled the previous COVID-19 three waves in the island with the support of the security forces, health sector and relevant stakeholders of the state administrative service,” he added.

 

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