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Army Hqrs Categorically Denies Closure of Army Camps After January

The Army Headquarters categorically denies recent reports that have been published in certain Media to the effect that 59 Army camps have been closed down in Jaffna since January 2015 and wishes to place the factual position in its correct perspective.

Since the termination of the Humanitarian Operation on 19 May 2009, the Army Headquarters has regularly reviewed the security situation, and troop deployment has been adjusted accordingly.

This is the standard practice followed by any professional Army in the world and it is not a new phenomenon to Sri Lanka, either. Following the same principle, the following number of small outposts has been closed down in the North after 19 May 2009.

Year Number of outposts closed down
2009 07
2010 09
2011 04
2012 —
2013 15
2014 24
2015 —
Total 59

The Army Headquarters will continue to monitor and analyze the security situation in the North and ensure that there will be no compromise on National Security whatsoever


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