Tamil Diplomat

We are not empowered to stop Maveerar Day Commemorations: Defence Secretary: Karunasena Hettiarachchi

The Defence Sector has no authority to stop Commemorating Maveerar Day, only Police and Local Civil Administration can do that, said the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Karunasena Hettiarachchi.

No request was placed forward to increase the Army Security. Police and Civil Authorities are smoothly carrying on their functions and no need had arisen to increase the Army security, he further said.

He stated as above answering questions regarding the Commemoration of Maveerar  commemoration in the North , in a media conference held at the auditorium of the Ministry of Defence.