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Sri Lanka has the capability to deal with global terror – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena is saying that Sri Lanka’s Security Forces are capable of dealing with the new threat of international terrorism which has hit Sri Lanka.

President Maithripala Sirisena arriving at the ceremony escorted by a Pipe Band/ Sudath Silva President’s Media Division

Speaking at the tenth anniversary of the culmination of the 30-year Separatist war yesterday (19) the President said that the onus has shifted to Intelligence Operations to combat this threat.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Veteran’s Affation Affairs Director Maj. Gen Janmika Liyanage, President Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa and other dignitaries at the event

The event took place at the Parliament grounds in Kotte before the Veterans Memorial.

As most of the persons involved in the terror network are in custody or are deceased we can be assured of safety he said.

“However the way that these religious extremists have been operating around the world we cannot say when or where they will strike,” the President warned.

Relatives ofthe war dead offer flowers/ Sudath Silva President’s Media Division

He used the occasion to remember the brave men and women who gave their lives to win the war.

He also commiserated with the families and loved ones of the fallen soldiers. “They have cried for four decades,” he said.

He also remembered the many security forces personnel who have been disabled during the conflict and are suffering even today.

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