STF has a major role in countering extremism and combating organised crimes – Defence Secretary

  • Says STF will be in high demand in countering drug mafia
  • Says the STF has a greater responsibility in countering radicalized religious extremist groups
  • Commends the sacrifices made by STF troops during the war against LTTE terrorism

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Special Task Force (STF) has a major role to play in countering extremism and organised crimes, including drug mafia.

Addressing the STF troops during his maiden visit to STF headquarters since he assumed duties as the Defence Secretary, Maj. Gen. Gunaratne commended the contribution given by the STF in maintain national security, he said the STF had consistently proved its talents and professionalism in counter-terrorism and busting drug trafficking.

The Defence Secretary said the STF, which is the elite force of the Police, would be in high demand not only as a law enforcement authority but also as a trained force in fighting against organised crimes.

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