The Defence Secretary, Karunasena Hetiarachchi has directed that no Buddha statue outside Army Camps. This direction has been sent to Commanders of all three forces in the North, he has said. He announced this, answering questions of media men in a Media conference held at the Media Centre of the Ministry day before yesterday.
I do not know whether ISIS is active in Sri Lanka but, surveillance is being made so as to determine whether they are operative here. Those who are in possession of guns without renewing their licenses will be dealt with severely. Solution also has been found to the problem of pension for those disabled army men with less than 12 years service, he said.