Army Chief says troops on standby to face threats

Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva says his troops are kept ready for any emergency in the future.

Silva expressed these views during an interview with Nitin A. Gokhale, Editor-in-Chief of and SNI last Saturday.

He said the Army was placed on stand by to face any unconventional threats and future challenges.

The Army Chief also says he will ensure the highest degree of discipline among all ranks in the organization and would not hesitate to take any disciplinary action against wrongdoers under any circumstances.

According to Silva, the Army has worked tirelessly for the benefit of affected masses since the conclusion of the humanitarian operation in 2009.

He said this process would be continued, sustained and supported by the armed forces as per the vision of the new President.