Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera says the recent announcement by a group of Naval officers to several Catholic churches of an imminent attack was due to a misunderstanding during a military exercise.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, Minister Weerasekera said the Commander of the Navy will issue a public statement promptly.
The Minister said national security is a country’s backbone, while the State Intelligence Service is the cornerstone of national security.
He said they inspect vulnerable points in national security periodically.
The Minister claimed this situation occurred during one such security exercise adding the officer involved was summoned and warned by the Navy Commander.
Minister Weerasekera said such situations occur adding these must be acknowledged with a positive attitude.