Half of Gotabaya’s military security detail replaced by STF

Half of Gotabaya’s military security detail replaced by STF

July 12, 2016   11:23 am


Almost half of the military security detail of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been replaced with the Police Special Task Force (STF).

Gotabaya Rajapaksa told Ada Derana that 25 out of 50 military detail provided for his security was replaced with the STF personnel as of this morning (12).

However, he earlier had urged the Defence Secretary not to replace his military security with police personnel due to life threats against him.  

The former Defence Secretary also pointed out former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and he face life threats due to “strict decisions” they got in their bid to eliminate terrorism.

Military security provided to former President was replaced by the STF personnel earlier as well.

However, responding to this, the Prime Minister said at the Parliament, “it is not the military personnel, but the STF that provide security for me and the President.”

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