Sri Lanka's army commander, Mahesh Senanayake reiterated that the army would not close down any camps in the North, in an attempt to reassure the Sinhala population of 'national security'.
"The Army urges the public not to be misled by those unfounded and false media reports, but continue to repose the full confidence in the Army, considering its past services as well as the roles and tasks, now being performed across the country,” he said in the media statement.
“Sri Lankan army under any circumstances the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) will not resort to any decisions that would pose a threat to national security, and it always prioritizes national security concerns." the statement further noted.
"It is therefore emphasized that the Sri Lankan army as a responsible one will not close down any army camp as alleged in those misleading reports."