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Army Commander urges parents to send children to school

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake appealed to all parents to have faith in the Security Forces and the Police and send their children to school today without any fear as all necessary security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of school children.

In a special statement yesterday, the Army Commander said, “Although special security measures were arranged for the recommencement of the second school term, parents were reluctant to send their children to school due to the numerous rumours being circulated and also unconfirmed reports regarding threats.

“However, I wish to assure parents that the Tri-Forces and Police consider providing security to schools as their prime obligation and have provided security to ensure the safety of all school children. Therefore, I appeal to all parents to send their children to school from today without any fear as the safety of their children is assured,” the Army Commander said.

“Although several violent incidents were reported from several areas following the Easter Sunday bombings, the Tri-Forces and Police were successful in bringing the situation under control and many of those involved in these incidents have been arrested,” he assured.

The Army Commander said that the Tri-Forces and Police have also launched a special operation to ensure that such incidents never recur.

“Over the Vesak weekend a special security operation was launched covering all temples which enabled all religious programmes organized for Vesak to be held without any incident,” Lt. Gen.Senanayake said.

The Army Commander noted that as the Force that protects the nation, the Army together with the Navy, Air Force and the Police have taken every possible measure to ensure the safety of the people, their property and especially the country’s most valued asset, the children.

“The daily lives of most Sri Lankans have been disrupted due to the extremist terror attacks and the fear it has instilled in the minds of the people. With this incident, there has been a drop in attendance of both state and private institutions which has an impact on the country’s development and productivity eventually affecting the economy.”

However, he said the Tri-Forces and the Police have taken all measures to ensure security is provided to every possible area in order to bring back normalcy and enable people to get back to their normal routines without fear.

“Within a short period after the attacks the President, as the Commander in Chief of the Security Forces, took all measures to provide the Security Forces with the required powers to engage in security operations without any hindrance. The Army is rendering its fullest cooperation for the apprehension of the suspects involved in the terror groups and providing security. All investigations carried out by the military in this regard are progressing effectively,” he added.

“Due to the Army deployment in security and the apprehension of several suspects involved with the terror attacks and also the progress made in the investigations with the contribution of the Security Forces,” he said, adding that the people are gradually getting back to their normal routines and the attendance at government and private establishments have been increasing steadily.

Therefore, he urged parents to have confidence in the Security Forces and send their children to school today (21) without any fear. He also urged the public to render their fullest cooperation to the Security Forces engaged in conducting security operations and other duties.

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Army commander appeals to parents to send children to school - (15:46)
 
Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake appealed to all parents to have faith in the security forces and the police and send their children to school today without any fear as all necessary security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of school children.
 
In a special statement today, the Army Commander said, “Although special security measures were arranged for the recommencement of the second school term, parents were reluctant to send their children to school due to the numerous rumours being circulated and also unconfirmed reports regarding threats. However, I wish to assure parents that the tri forces and police consider providing security to schools as their prime obligation and have provided security to ensure the safety of all school children.
 
Therefore, I appeal to all parents to send their children to school from today without any fear as the safety of their children is assured.”

 

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