Navy to take action against Lt. Yoshitha Rajapaksa

26 January 2016 02:36 pm - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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

  • AMAZED Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:04 AM

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

    saman Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:27 AM

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

    Hapuarachchi Wednesday, 27 January 2016 03:13 PM

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

    Niro Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:28 AM

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

    all same Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:38 AM

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

    Bingo Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:42 AM

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

    citizen silva Wednesday, 27 January 2016 03:47 PM

    No Action Talk Only (I year finish)

    cw Wednesday, 27 January 2016 04:26 PM

    What qualifications does the President have?

    Gobba Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:22 PM

    What a stupid question !

    Yahapaalan Tuesday, 26 January 2016 08:31 PM

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

    Coconut Republic Tuesday, 26 January 2016 08:45 PM

    Me and you

    RW Tuesday, 26 January 2016 08:49 PM

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

    BanisMama Tuesday, 26 January 2016 08:52 PM

    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?

    Mehan Tuesday, 26 January 2016 08:53 PM

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

    Action Saturday, 30 January 2016 07:16 AM

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

    Lohan Wednesday, 27 January 2016 01:32 PM

    Finally! Yahapalanaya on right track! :-D

    Arosha Tuesday, 26 January 2016 09:00 PM

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

    Srilankan Wednesday, 27 January 2016 06:33 PM

    Another yaha palana drama about to start

    Royalist Tuesday, 26 January 2016 09:01 PM

    General public!!!

    Rrr Wednesday, 27 January 2016 01:44 PM


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