North HSZ to remain
Jul 15, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The government says it will continue with High Security Zones (HSZ) in the North to maintain security and in the absence of State land the government will be compelled to use private land situated at strategic locations for this purpose.
Responding to a question posed by a journalist at the Cabinet press briefing today Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that when the US has military bases overseas for security purposes Sri Lanka has a right to have security zones on its own soil to maintain security.
However in April this year EPDP leader Douglas Devananda assured that gradually all the High Security Zones in the Jaffna peninsula will be removed as there is no more a security threat.