Colombo (News1st): The Sri Lanka Army says that it strongly condemns criticisms, attributing to the government, Ministry of Defence and the command of the Army, which are intended to serve personal and political agendas.
In a statement to clarify the status quo of Sri Lanka Army’s Security preparedness, the Army says, in recent times, some retired Army Officers have alleged that they are not content with the battle alertness of the Army at present.
The Army says it is not only ethically wrong for someone to review the status quo of the Army and its battlefield preparedness from outside after having gone into retirement years ago, but it also does question someone’s moral right to hurl such allegations.
During the 9-year period since Sri Lanka’s civil war, four experienced Commanders who have maintained the highest level of battle-preparedness have commanded the Army, while introducing various training modules and exercises to that effect which are being more refined continued to-date.
In the statement, Sri Lanka Army appeals to the intelligent people of this country to continue to place their faith in the Army which defended the country in the past and is committed to doing so in the future.