Posted on 01.20.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
It seems like newly appointed Cabinet minister of Law and order Sarath Wirasekara was tasked to militarize the state, suggest political groups who criticize government’s militarization drive.
He spearheaded to introduced many measures pretty much set in military rule. Mr Wirasekera, a leading figure of ‘viyath maga’, of which President GR is the Chair, plans to propose parliament provide military training to all youth over 18.
The government has installed many vital positions with armed forces personnel. The COVID task force, led by the army, even has authority over virologists and health administrators. Army officers were appointed every district with the powers greater than government officers. Steps have been taken to fill teacher vacancies with air force personnel.
The sources pointed out that this motive’s main reason is to suppress the peoples’ growing unrest due to their economic hardship.