President stresses need for arming military with modern tech


President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the passing out parade of Maduru Oya Special Forces Training School (SFTS), yesterday (09), stressed the need for the security forces to be armed with modern knowledge. He pledged all necessary assistance to them.

About 200 officers successfully completed the training. Second Lt. W. M. K. R. Wanigasuriya was adjudged the best student and Lt. E. M. P. D. Ekanayaka the best marksman.

The President said: "You should be armed with not only weapons but also modern knowledge, skills and creativity to face the challenges you face. I will ensure that you receive all the facilities and resources you need.

"Sri Lanka has faced many threats since the time of the kings. You will also face a lot of challenges in the future and we need to arm ourselves with the latest military technology and knowledge to face them."

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