Students of the Rajarata University, on Tuesday, protested outside the University Grants Commission (UGC), Colombo, calling upon the university authorities to attend to their academic and welfare problems. pic by Nishan S. Priyantha)

Govt. assures parliament army won't be downsized

The government, yesterday, assured parliament that there would not be any downsizing of the army or any other security service in the country.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that there were baseless allegations that the government was reducing the strength of the army.

The PM said that Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake had informed him that he was willing to have a dialogue with the Opposition and explain the actual situation to them. The army had proposed some plans on restricting their service and the government had granted permission, the PM said.



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