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Sri Lankan president - army camps will not be removed from North to affect national security

Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena attempted to assure the military that army camps in the North “have not been removed or will not be removed in a way which will weaken the national security or have an impact on the security forces but lands acquitted by the armed forces during the war will be released to people,” Colombo Page reported.

Speaking to officers at an event at the army hospital in Narahenpita, Mr Sirisena added, “the government has taken steps to release the lands, which were acquired during the war period for army camps.”

“The lands not needed for the three armed forces at present have already been returned to the people in the North and East, and in the future also more lands under those conditions will be released to the people.”