President calls on Civil Defence Force to be deployed to protect archaeological sites

President calls on Civil Defence Force to be deployed to protect archaeological sites

President calls on Civil Defence Force to be deployed to protect archaeological sites

Written by Tharushan Fernando

23 Dec, 2016 | 6:51 pm

As per a decision by the President, Civil Defence Force personnel would be deployed for the protection of archaeological sites across the country starting from January 1. 

The presentation of deeds for 219 houses constructed by the Civil Security Department Seva Vanitha Unit under the sixth phase of a housing programme took place at the BMICH today.

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Karunasena Hettiarachchi, the commanders of the three armed forces , and Director General of the CSD Chandrarathne Pallegama were among those present.

The President noted that a service similar to the Army, Navy , Air Force and Police was rendered by the Civil Security Department. He added that today the Civil Security Department is engaged in social welfare activites across many spheres and it has also supported children’s education, agriculture and other development processes.

“I am aware of the services rendered by the Civil Security Department on behalf of the kidney patients in the country”, he said He further added that during a recently held discussion ,the Director General of the CSD Chandrarathne Pallegama was vested with a great responsibility. The President explained that starting from January 1, CSD personnel will be deployed for the conservation and protection of archaeological sites in the country. “History of a country is of great importance and as a government we see it as a greater responsibility in protecting relics”, he said

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