Armed forces chiefs visit Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 July 2005, 16:29 GMT]
High-level defence team headed by Rear Admiral Daya Sandagiri, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy and the Joint Chief of Staff of three armed forces Friday evening visited Trincomalee on the instruction of President Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge and held discussions with top officials of the Army, Navy and Air Force and Police based in the east port town to bring the tense situation under control. Defence team comprised Commanders of the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Air Force the Sri Lanka's Inspector General of Police, security sources said. Ms.Chandrika Kumaratunge briefed the high level defence team Friday morning before it left Colombo to Trincomalee, Colombo sources said.

Rear Admiral Daya Sandagiri later met with religious leaders of all faiths in the naval headquarters, which is located inside the Trinco and discussed ways and means to bring back normalcy in the east port town.

Press persons were not allowed to cover the discussion, sources said.


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