Sri Lanka’s military chief Chrishanthe de Silva reiterated that no army camps will be removed from their current locations.
Speaking at a press event following the visit of Buddhist monks to an army base in Kandy on Friday, De Silva, said,
“None of the military camps will be removed from where they are situated. We have fortified those camps.”
Adding that soldiers had been stationed in the North and South to "reinforce national security," he said, "we will not reduce any of those troops."
At least 160,00 Sinhalese military soldiers are assumed to be stationed in the predominantly Tamil Northern and Eastern provinces. After the end of the ethnic conflict against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 2009, Sri Lanka stands accused of continuing a silent war against Tamils in the North-East through military occupation.
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