Half of military security personnel of Gota replaced with STF

STF,Gotabaya Rajapaksa,Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera

A part of the military security of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa had been replaced with police personnel following a decision taken by the Security Council, Army Media Spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said.

The Security Council had decided to replace Rajapaksa’s security with Special Task Force personnel after considering the peaceful environment currently prevailing in the country, he explained.

The STF personnel deployed for the security of the former Defence Secretary are trained in VIP security, the Brigadier added.

According to Brigadier Jayaweera almost half of the military security detail of the former Defence Secretary was replaced with the STF.

Twenty five out of the 50 military personnel who provided security to the former Defence Secretary had been replaced with STF personnel since yesterday morning, sources said.