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Ravi ready to commit personal security for schools

The Energy and Business Development Ministry stated in a communique that Minister Ravi Karunanayake will allocate personnel from his ministerial security detail to provide security to schools.

The communique stated that Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake arrived at this decision in keeping with his view that schools across the country must be given all-round tight security under the prevailing situation.

It said: the minister is prepared to commit his personal security for the sake of strengthening the security of schools by committing himself to take care of his own security.

‘The government decided to close down schools until May 6 in the wake of recent terrorist incidents,’ Karunanayaka is purported to have said; ‘the school children are potential targets of terrorism.’

The minister also highlighted the importance of subjecting all school premisses to special checks before their commencement, and also the importance of having a security program to ensure their security during and after their commencement.

The minister stated he will take necessary steps to allocate personnel given to him by the government for his security for the work of providing safety and security of the schools island-wide. 


 

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