23 April 2020 – Defence Secretary refutes rumours that foreign militaries may be engaged to support Sri Lanka’s response to COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Military, Police and Interior Affairs
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Defence

Overview: Defence Secretary said that there is no need to deploy military from other countries to Sri Lanka to fight coronavirus and that our military and Police can handle coronavirus threat effectively.

He stressed that no dialogue had been taken place between Sri Lanka and India to deploy Indian Army to Sri Lanka
Full details here: https://news.lk/news/political-current-affairs/item/30022-no-need-to-deploy-military-from-other-countries-to-sri-lanka-to-fight-coronavirus-defence-secretary

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: Rumours or diplomatic concerns