Published On: Tue, May 17th, 2016

Police commandos for Gotabhaya too

de63fc00e666dcca2f9a92d8ea76af7f_LArmy commandos are to be replaced with police commandos in the security detail of former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Defence secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi said, presently Gotabhaya has 50 bodyguards, including 35 Army commandos.

This is being done as per the government policy of not deploying the Army for VIP security.

Hettiarachchi told the media yesterday (16) that president Maithripala Sirisena, prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe or any other top government figure were not given Army security.

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