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Security forces lift boycott on Eastern Province Chief Minister

The Tri-Forces have decided to revoke the decision to ban Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed from entering any of their camps and not to attend any functions attended by him, the Army Spokesperson said.

The decision has been taken with effect from today (29), Spokesperson Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said.

The Tri-Forces had earlier decided not to attend any functions attended by the Chief Minister and has prohibited him from entering any of their camps.   

The Eastern Province Chief Minister had verbally abused a Navy officer in public at an event held last week during the opening ceremony of a science lab and computer unit at the Sampur Maha Vidyalayam.   

US Ambassador Atul Keshap was a guest at the event while Governor of the Eastern Province, Austin Fernando was the Chief Guest. Footage showed the Chief Minister verbally abusing the Navy officer on stage at the event after accusing him of failing to understand protocol.