Nov 14, 2018

Armed forces are placed on alert Featured

The three armed forces have been placed on alert on a decision by the national security council that met last night (13) in view of the prevailing political situation.

The status of the country’s security came under discussion at the meeting, with president Maithripala Sirisena instructing the armed forces to strengthen the prevalent peace.

Accordingly, the military has been deployed to all nerve centres of the country.

defence president giving instructions to the military chiefs

Full powers to the armed forces

President Sirisena stressed that the armed forces have been empowered to protect him and the cabinet led by prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

He has decided to continue with the present administration irrespective of the outcome of a vote in parliament today.