Army withdraws from Mihintale shrine. Police are still on duty

The police media unit says in a statement that no decision has been taken to remove any of the police officers deployed for duty at the Mihintalea Puja ground.

The Police Media Spokesperson’s Office states that the police will continue to carry out security duties at the Mihinthalaya sacred site.

Meanwhile, over 250 Navy, Army and Civil Defense personnel who were deployed mihinthale were withdrawn by State Minister for Defense Pramitha Bandara Thennakone in response to a statement made by Mihintale Rajamaha Viharaya, Varahangunavewe Dhammarathana Thera.