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Navy to take action against Lt. Yoshitha Rajapaksa

2016-01-26 14:36:58
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The Navy will take action against Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa based on the advise of the President's office in the wake of the recommendations made by the tripartite committee, Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunatilleke told Parliament today.

He said this while responding to a question asked by JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa who said the report of the investigation committee had been forwarded to President Maithripala Sirisena.

Mr. Karunatilleke said Lieutenant Rajapaksa had fulfilled his basic qualification of obtaining six credits in GCE O/L exam in the second sitting. He had obtained A/L qualification as well and had obtained Defence Ministry approval for his entry into the Navy.

It was also revealed that some Rs.16 million was spent by the state for his training in Britain and Ukraine.

The reasons given for his recruitment was that he was the son of the former president and to encourage the youth to join the army during war time. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 20

  • Yahapaalan Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:31

    Who paid this 16 mn. Sri lanka navy or govt?

    Reply : 7       153

    Coconut Republic Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:45

    Me and you

    Reply : 5       255

    RW Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:49

    The people of Sri Lanka paid for this... in other word the government.

    Reply : 2       150

    Royalist Tuesday, 26 January 2016 21:01

    General public!!!

    Reply : 3       141

    Niro Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:28

    Does it matter? both navy and government get paid by us

    Reply : 1       44

    Gobba Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:22

    What a stupid question !

    Reply : 1       37

    BanisMama Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:52

    One year has passed and no acton has been taken. This is buying time until the public forgets the whole issue. This to sit back and think, who is fooling who?

    Reply : 5       161

    Mehan Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:53

    Red elephant asking questions and original elephant answering them. Who cant theese are pre planned?

    Reply : 9       92

    Arosha Tuesday, 26 January 2016 21:00

    At Rs. 16 mill he must be like Rambo now.

    Reply : 2       162

    AMAZED Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:04

    16mil was spent in order for him to be kept in the command centre and not the combat zone!!

    Reply : 1       53

    saman Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:27

    Officer training courses conducted by military academies around the world are not free.

    Reply : 29       23

    all same Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:38

    what a qualifcation he has. All rajapaksa family same it seems

    Reply : 3       43

    cw Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:26

    What qualifications does the President have?

    Reply : 1       18

    Bingo Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:42

    Nice. now we are paying for MY3s kids. What a generous nation.

    Reply : 13       47

    Rrr Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:44

    Eeeeee

    Reply : 2       3

    Lohan Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:32

    Finally! Yahapalanaya on right track! :-D

    Reply : 1       17

    Hapuarachchi Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:13

    He.was not in the battlefront, but.in AC rooms with body guards

    Reply : 2       28

    citizen silva Wednesday, 27 January 2016 15:47

    No Action Talk Only (I year finish)

    Reply : 1       22

    Srilankan Wednesday, 27 January 2016 18:33

    Another yaha palana drama about to start

    Reply : 4       8

    Action Saturday, 30 January 2016 07:16

    Why action only for this poor boy ! How about action on law college helpers ?

    Reply : 0       2

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