Members of the Sri Lanka Army’s Sniper Unit participating in yesterday’s Victory Day parade at the Galle Face Green in Colombo.
Officers and men disabled in action during the war were also amongst the tri-services and police personnel who took part in the military parade.
(Pics by Sajith Jayasekera)
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Having consulted External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris yesterday afternoon, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa told The Sunday Island that contrary to media reports, acquiring land by the government for the expansion of Palaly-Kankesanthurai security zone hadn’t been raised by Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid when he phoned his Sri Lankan counterpart on Friday morning.
Rajapaksa said that positioning of armed forces during the war as well as post-conflict situation would be the prerogative of the government. The deployment of troops and military assets would be done in accordance with overall post-war security plan hence it couldn’t be amended owing to domestic as well as external factors.