President Maithripala Sirisena said that he would not allow any foreign forces to be deployed in the country as he has kept his fullest faith on the capabilities of the Armed forces of Sri Lanka.
He made these remarks while participating in a ceremony held at Sri Wijeysundararamaya Viharaya in Wadakada, Tampita yesterday (5).
According to a statement released by the President’s Media Division, President Sirisena had further said that within a short span of time the security forces will eradicate terrorism and that the religious leaders hold the responsibility of building reconciliation and understanding between all ethnic groups.
He also said that it is important that our Intelligence services must cooperate with foreign intelligence services to work against terrorist organizations such as ISIS. He added that obtaining sufficient assistance from foreign intelligent services will be the responsibility of the government.
The President said that these barbaric acts of a minority of extremists must not make us view all Muslims as extremists.
He pointed out that it would hamper nation-building.
President went on to say that the ISIS has become a challenge to powerful countries of the world with high technology and strategies.
Referring to the decision of opening schools today, the President added that there is a special security program being scheduled for all the schools in the country.
He said that the security forces are empowered to provide security to take place where it is needed.