Army launches island-wide patrols and search missions to ensure security

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Hundreds of Army Officers and Other Ranks across the country after the gazette notification conferred the powers of search, detention or arrest without warrant any person on members of the armed forces, immediately took up position around the country on the instructions of respective Commanders of Security Forces, General Officers Commanding and Brigade Commanders.

Security Force Headquarters – West (SFHQ-West) on the directions of Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Commander, Security Forces – West has deployed 37 Officers and 1783 Other Rankers in the general areas of Katuwapitiya, Malwana, Minuwangoda, Kohuwala, Kalubowila, Dehiwala, Mattakkuliya, Dematagoda, Panadura, Battaramulla, Rathmalana, Kesbewa, Hanwella, Puttalama, Wennappuwa, Dankotuwa, Koswatta, Bandaragama, Horana, Kegalle, Warakapola, Ratnapura, Kuruwita and Balangoda etc.