Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Sri Lanka’s Army Commander lashes out at ‘foreign intervention’

Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya has slated concerns raised by foreign representatives about army camps in the island’s North-East.


Jayasuriya further added that the LLRC reported no deliberate targeting of civilians by the army during the war and praised the army’s role in developing the country as “peacetime troops”.


Speaking on a state-run radio station, the Sri Lankan Army Commander defended criticisms, claiming that only three army camps were currently present in the Jaffna Peninsula and added that “foreigners have no right to decide where the army camps of this country should be maintained”.


See the report from ColomboPage here

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.