Defence Secretary voices about the reports on granting military protection to former President
Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi says that he is not aware of the reports spreading with regard to granting military protection to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa under the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena.
He stated this while participating in a meeting held at Maharagama National Youth Services Council today.
Expressing his views further, the Defence Secretary stated that there is no provision under the legal frame to provide security through the tri-forces to individuals.
However, the former President’s Media Unit has stated that under the directions of President Maithripala Siresena, the military protection would be further deployed to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.