If Int. community feels we are doing security wrong, fix it - Ravi
July 25, 2017 09:52 am
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ravi Karunanayake held a special discussion on national security.
The Ministry of External Affairs reported that the Defense Secretary, the Tri-Forces commanders, Inspector General of Police and officials of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission have participated in the discussion at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held yesterday (24).
It was discussed hereafter to exchange knowledge and experience of Sri Lankan security forces with other countries and to maintain formal foreign training in the security sector.
Furthermore, Karunanayake spoke about how the security forces should contribute to strengthening the livelihoods of the general public in the North and the East.
He further added that if the international community feels the county’s approach to establishing national security is wrong, officials should work on fixing the loopholes and mistakes found within the system, while attention was drawn towards the issues regarding territorial integrity and national sovereignty.
Karunanayake stated that it was within the responsibly of defense officials to make sure that human rights of the people in the country are being upheld, and to act upon the matter if it isn’t.