Following last month`s suicide blast inside Army Headquarters, the Army has prohibited relatives of military personnel from obtaining treatment at the military hospital situated within Army Headquarters, with immediate effect. A senior military official said that under the new security plan, ?hereafter relatives cannot obtain treatment from the military hospital?. He said that carrying mobile phones into the premises is also prohibited.
?Under the new plan, pedestrians will not be allowed on the main road inside the premises, while a special bus will be deployed to transport soldiers and others. Only official vehicles of Brigadiers and above will be permitted to be kept inside the premises, while other vehicles cannot be parked inside the headquarters without prior approval?, the official said.
He said that the new security plan was introduced following the suicide blast inside the Headquarters, targeting Army Commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka, currently recovering. Thirteen persons were killed and several others were injured by the blast.