President Maithripala Srisena arrived at the Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport this afternoon to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association Leaders’ Summit and to pay a state visit to Indonesia.
Tri forces and Police are continuing with operations to arrest tri forces personnel considered as Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL). Since the end of the last General Amnesty period that ended on midnight, 31st December (2016) authorities have arrested 1500 deserters till 01st of March (2017).
Top officials of the Sri Lankan Police today (3rd March) while condemning the baseless statements by some interested parties assured that the country’s security has not been threatened due to a few incidents which took place recently.
President Maithripala Sirisena signed the historic gazette notification proclaiming 82 brave sons of Motherland, who were named as traitors by the British Government for fighting for the freedom of the Motherland, as patriotic national heroes, at the Magul Maduwa (The Royal Audience Hall) in Kandy, yesterday (1st March.).