There should not be any undue fear among the people of the country of any political revenge, abduction or disturbances can be caused by the political changes that have taken place in the country following the recent Presidential Election, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (rtd) Kamal Gunaratne said.
Assuming duties as the Defence Secretary yesterday, he said the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) has been instructed to work with extra vigilence and caution in carrying out security duties in the coming days. Senior DIGs, SSPs, ASPs, SPs and OICs Police Stations of respective areas have been advised through Acting Inspector General of Police to be more vigilant regarding the security of the country and that they are responsible for the security of their respective areas.
According to the vision of the President, to have a country free of racial, religious and political differences, all arrangements have been made to maintain a peaceful environment in the country. Therefore, he assured that people can carry on with their normal lives without any fear. Further, security enforcement agencies have been advised to strictly enforce the law, regardless of their status, against any persons or groups who may cause disturbance to peace.
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