President Maithripala Sirisena said he has instructed the Security Council to formulate a new National Security Plan considering the current situation of the country.
The President was addressing Security Forces personnel after participating in an inspection tour at the Security Forces Headquarters in Welikanda yesterday (May 24).
The President was received by Army Commander Major General Crisantha de Silva and several high rankers.
President Sirisena said that attention will be focused on regional and the national security when preparing the new security plan. Besides, it will be prepared with a scientific background and it will be based on a technological mechanism.
He noted that no room will be left for terrorism to hamper the country’s progress again. “No room will be left for the revival of terrorism in the country,” he added.
“We are working with great confidence and respect towards the country’s War Heroes, who liberated the nation from the clutches of terrorism. The new Government places the highest concern on the country’s national security. Terrorism was eradicated mainly because of the discipline of the Security Forces personnel,” the President said.
He further said that our Security Forces are highly appreciated and highly rated internationally and therefore, they are chosen for serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force. He added that he will always give priority to the welfare of the Security Force personnel, who sacrificed a lot for the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
President Sirisena also remarked that he is not a king but a leader who serves the people.