Foreign companies not satisfied with security provided by Govt – G.L.
Posted on May 27th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today

Foreign companies are not satisfied with the security provided by the Government and have resorted to bringing down security personnel from their own countries, claimed Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Professor G.L. Peiris.

Speaking at a Media briefing, held at Party Headquarters, today (27), he said, Some foreign companies are now saying that they do not find the security measures taken by the Sri Lankan Government satisfactory. For instance, Chinese companies have many assets within Sri Lanka, however they are reluctant to give the responsibility of protecting these assets to Sri Lankan security. They are now resorting to bringing their own security personnel from their own countries. The Shangri-La Hotel, the Colombo Port City, and the Indian Oil Company are examples,” he alleged.

Prof. Peiris added that this culmination of dissatisfaction and mistrust amongst foreign companies in Sri Lanka, on the country’s security, will affect the economy and investment opportunities.

Commenting on reports that a group of Islamic State suspects were fleeing the country to India, he added that this would not have taken place if these suspects were taken into custody under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, under which the suspects cannot be given bail easily.

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