Security personnel deployed at Mihintale to be withdrawn

10 December 2023 12:16 pm – 13      – 2112

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Parliament, Dec 10 (Daily Mirror) – It has been decided to withdraw the security personnel deployed at the historical Minintale temple if the chief Incumbent thinks that the military presence is a threat to his life, State Minister of Defence Pramitha Bandara Tennekoon told Parliament today.

The State Minister said this in response to a question raised by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa who said there is a threat to the chief incumbent’s life because of the presence of two unknown persons in civvies.

” The two persons in civvies are military personnel.
They were deployed to ensure the security of the temple and the tourists after assessing the security situation. We have decided to withdraw all military personnel who are at the temple premises if their presence is considered as a threat,” the State Minister added.