Govt. responsible for counter terrorism – PM Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that counter terrorism programmes are conducted so that the ISIS cannot raise its head in Sri Lanka.

The Prime Minister said all measures will be taken to ensure terrorism is wiped out.

Speaking at a function in Matale the Premier noted the basis of the IS is separatism, claiming destructive methods of the IS must be identified, understood and then acted upon with the Sri Lankan identity in mind.

Premier Wickremesinghe said programmes focused on counter terrorism measures must be prioritised.

The Prime Minister said steps must also be taken to ensure individuals do not join the IS, the prevention of terrorist activities and preparations to face possible attacks.

PM Ranil also said the government will obtain the support and experience of foreign intelligence units together with modern technology to combat the threat of IS.

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