Army commander urges public to help unimpeded passage of road transport
COLOMBO (News 1st); The Sri Lankan military, devoted around the clock to the best interests of all Sri Lankans who have throughout their support and goodwill in the discharge of their duties, appeals to the general public, s is engaged in protests to help the unimpeded passage of transportation movements without blocking roads and causing inconvenience to the public, an army statement noted.
In a special message, issued this afternoon (21) by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Army, he recalled how all Sri Lankans overwhelmingly supported the armed forces in stronger of COVID-19 control works and the war on terrorism by holding blessing ceremonies, services, etc. The full text of his message is as follows;
“Faced with the current economic constraints, the people of Sri Lanka in various regions are organizing demonstrations and agitations in a peaceful manner. To date, we have not caused any obstacles to these peaceful protests. However, a few elements that have turned up at these locations have been seen in recent days particularly blocking road movements, causing inconvenience to the general public and the transport of fuel and basic necessities to different areas of the country. island “.
“The Sri Lankan Army, at the request of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), with the aim of assisting the Police especially for the unhindered passage of transport movements since yesterday (20), has deployed army troops and other forces to help in this regard.In particular, we saw on Wednesday (20), some members of the general public who volunteered and showed up to lift these blockades by themselves- themselves, for which we would like to pay tribute to these volunteers”.
“Let me sincerely call on all smart Sri Lankans to support our forces and the police in the same way that you all cooperated with the armed forces in controlling the latest outbreak of COVID-19 and the war against the virus. terrorism in the past. I urge all Sri Lankans to extend the same support to all armed forces and police at this critical time for the passage of essential goods to the public by removing roadblocks and other impediments.”