Security forces lift boycott on EP CM; MOD

2016-05-30 15:20:35

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) said today it had revoked the decision taken by the three armed forces to boycott any public events attended by Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed.

Military Spokesman Jayanath Jayaweera said the Chief Minister would also be permitted to enter military camps.

Based on a request by the security forces -- in the wake of an incident where the Chief Minister had publicly rebuked a naval officer during a function held at the Sampur Maha Vidyalaya -- the MOD said the security forces would not permit the Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed to enter military camps and that they would not participate at public functions attended by him.

In a May 27 letter to President Maitripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe the Chief Minister had condemned the decision taken by the security forces to boycott events attended by him.

He said they had decided to boycott any function attended by him even before the President had inquired into the matter. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 26

  • desilva Monday, 30 May 2016 16:16

    What a come down. This fellow will create more problems now.

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    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 30 May 2016 16:20

    Just shows the incompetency of the MOD, The secretary to Ministry of Defense and the Tri-forces for making such arrogant announcements all for a public gallery that is reeked with racism.

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    ANTON Monday, 30 May 2016 16:24


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    shanthapriya Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:24

    appreciate the courage of CM

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    PingPong Monday, 30 May 2016 16:25

    ?????????????? What a fuss they made.

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    mm Monday, 30 May 2016 16:26

    now Nazeer will become more swollen headed via DM iOS App

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    Casanova Monday, 30 May 2016 17:25

    Didnt he apologize man?

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    Maya Monday, 30 May 2016 16:28

    I poured out here to Defence Secy not to trust the politicians and jump the gun as the CM of the SLMC is supported by the tactical support if the members of the UPFA. It is politics and all are politicians!

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    Independant Monday, 30 May 2016 16:32

    What a stupid / selfish decision whoever who took it and a pathetic outcome for the forces! We have become a laughing stock among the third third world. Our politicos are destroying everything we have and had in Sri Lanka and nothing left now. Bl--dy selfish morons.

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    modaya Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:57

    We r no more a third world state.We are proud to say that we r more of a developing stste.The armed service or any one should accept an apology

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    max Monday, 30 May 2016 16:35

    The limit of tame and naive of the current administration is near zero. So, this news should have been come much earlier.

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    Sharon Monday, 30 May 2016 16:40

    Patta....... Wonder how would it have been if war was there. If I am not mistaken, Velu was more powerful than Naz...

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    Citizen Monday, 30 May 2016 16:44

    It was a matter of time before this regime caves in to the arrogant EPCM.

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    AJ Monday, 30 May 2016 16:52

    I won't expect any difference in MR era. But the so called "yahapalana" people should have done something that the public could praise. So far, all the things that have happened are even worse than MR era. So the neutral public like us have no choice than cancelling our votes. Sometimes I personally feel that the 6.2 mil people have made a wrong choice.

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    Aja Monday, 30 May 2016 17:18

    Spot on we have sold out country by voting for these jokers to the western world..who now tells what do

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    usuf Monday, 30 May 2016 17:19

    whatever d merits & d demerits of this episode d Governers casual dress was an eyesore. Why not introduce a dress code specially for official functions via DM Android App

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    Oh no Monday, 30 May 2016 17:24

    Dear readers better use your time for your work. Dear Naval officer better you forget the incident, do not worry over matters, god above respect to you and your patients for the situation is more appreciated than all news we hear now.

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    sss Monday, 30 May 2016 19:47

    where is the apology from this cheap minister and where is the demand from the heads of states for one

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    CitizenPerera Monday, 30 May 2016 20:09

    If anyone has still not learned their lesson to NOT spit against gravity. This incident shows that we can never put an end to racism in this country.

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    Roger Tuesday, 31 May 2016 06:01

    The CMs belligerent outburst was shameful and an embarrassment. Especially in the presence of foreign dignitaries. He should be made to apologise to all concerned if he already has not done so. But the Forces too are at fault for having bypassed the EP while organizing this event. The school where the event was conducted is under the purview of the EP education ministry. via DM Android App

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    bud Tuesday, 31 May 2016 06:07

    where is the apology.. I supported this government before but had enough now. via DM Android App

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    Wilfred Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:51

    Mr. My three, please be. Careful ....

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    thusithacivil Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:41


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    Yuri Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:29

    Please let me know if there is any Boat going to Australia - This island GOING NOWHERE

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    Coconut Republic Tuesday, 31 May 2016 13:23

    Travel to Katchaiteevu , a speed boat is awaiting

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    Citizen Tuesday, 31 May 2016 13:06

    I think this is a good decision as an apology was made and accepted. Many people made a mess out of this incident even without knowing the actual story. We are developing country and should take things positively, solve the issues and move on. I believe that is what just happened. No need to create a big issue out of this incident.

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