The ever-growing Sri Lankan Army has announced that it will more than triple the number of intelligence battalions it has in order to counter future “internal and external threats”.
Defence Secretary Gothbaya Rajapakse said that,
“Because of these concerns, Military Intelligence Corps had to be increased to six battalions from the original one to two battalions. The surveillance therefore has to be sustained at all times.”
Military spokesman Brigadier Nihal Hapuarachchi also commented that,
“We have placed these battalions in Security Forces Headquarters that we have covering the country.”
See our earlier posts:
'Sri Lanka increases military spending' (Oct 2011)
'Sri Lankan military expands commercial arm' (Oct 2011)