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Published on - 12/9/2005

Service Chiefs and IGP meet the media over recent LTTE violence

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Service Chiefs and Inspector General of Police (IGP), in one of their special joint appearances on Friday (09) reiterated their commitment to maintain the law and order situation in the north and east of the country and elsewhere, and take on any challenges that are posed to the current security situation in the north of the country.

CDS, Admiral Daya Sandagiri, Army Commander, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, Air Force Commander Air Vice Marshal Donald Perera and IGP, Mr. Chandra Fernando, all gathered at Colombo Information Department Auditorium to brief the media on current security development, particularly in the north after a series of Tamil Tiger violence in the recent past that created a tense atmosphere in the Jaffna Peninsula.

CDS further said that he does not see those violent activities as acts of war but a few terrorist acts in order to provoke the Security Forces and the Police in the area. He further reiterated the fact that Security Forces will always oblige the decisions taken by the political hierarchy and would advise them on the likely consequences and action required to be adopted by the Security Forces to ensure law and order prevail in the country.