Sri Lanka withdraws military from key check points

Last Updated: Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 21:42

Colombo: Sri Lanka has removed military form manning a few key security check points here and replaced them with police, a top Army official said on Saturday.

"We had military personnel manning a few selected check points in the city. From today, they will be replaced by the police," military spokesman Brig Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.

Wanigasuriya said the change would reflect the improved security situation in the country.
During the height of the three year military campaign against the LTTE, thousands of troops were deployed to carry out road checks of vehicles to prevent the Tamil rebels from transporting deadly explosives and their suicide bombers.


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First Published: Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 21:42

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