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Friday, 01 April 2016 - 14:30
Cache Of Explosives Has No Bearing On Govt.'s Plan to Demilitarising The North
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Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi, during an interview with The Hindu stated that the recent seizure of a host of arms in Jaffna and Mannar will not have any adverse bearing on the government’s plan for demilitarising the North.

However, he hastened to add that demilitarization is “not the right word and it should be  right-sizing and right-deployment of security forces.”

When Asked whether the latest development came as a surprise to him, the Defence Secretary said: “Not at all.

He explained that “isolated instances” did not constitute a threat to national security.

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