A tearful farewell by the rehabilitated LTTE cadres awaited departing Commander of Civil Defence Force in Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Jaffna, Colonel Rathnapriya Bandu as he was being transferred out.It was not only the people of the area that felt his loss but the rehabilitated LTTE cadres there also were unable to control their emotions as he was leaving the Wishvamadu area on transfer.
Colonel Rathnapriya Bandu had implemented the process of rehabilitation of the former LTTE cadres after recruiting these members to the Civil Security Department. They all showed their affection for their departing leader by organising a send-off party at the cooperative building in Kilinochchi. (Pix by Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa
JIM Monday, 11 June 2018 09:39
A real hero, he has won the hearts of the vanquished. My respects to you, Sir.
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ghaffarihusam Monday, 11 June 2018 09:52
and we need people like this in srilanika hats off SIR
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Nethra Monday, 11 June 2018 09:54
True affection exposed,no creed,cast ,religion or language can be stopped.
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Katie Monday, 11 June 2018 09:56
This is gratitude for the human manner in which he showed them the right path.
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Dam Monday, 11 June 2018 10:07
These events of happenings and the photos circulating int eh social media sites are giving an unbelievable message to everyone. Truly emortionalLet the wounds be healed ... enough is enough. Forget the politicians and now the time has come to respect all religions and raises
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vipula Monday, 11 June 2018 12:12
This is the real situation in the north and east.But the international community knows only about the racist TNA and Rishad Baithudeen and their henchmen.Let us united.The love can heal any wound.Let us love each other.Let us respect each other.Let us rebuild this nation.Let us stand as Ceylonese.
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Lankan Monday, 11 June 2018 20:22
whole thing is staged for the media to justify their existence!
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Roshan Fernando Monday, 11 June 2018 12:22
These type of things should be shown in BBC, CNN and Al-Jezera!
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joshua Monday, 11 June 2018 12:29
Love, kindness have no boundaries. A true Sri Lankan. Very emotional. Well done Sir. If only we had one good politician like this
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joshua Monday, 11 June 2018 12:31
Thank you Daily mirror for highlighting this to the peace loving citizens of this country
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Muraly Monday, 11 June 2018 12:32
Well done. I hope the next commander also will continue the hard work done by him.
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shanika Monday, 11 June 2018 12:39
Hats off !!
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LANKA Monday, 11 June 2018 13:52
Simply unbelievable scenes!
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faizer Monday, 11 June 2018 13:54
Picture tells more than words... Thank you sir for your wonderful service.
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Ranil Perera Monday, 11 June 2018 14:13
Well done Sir. Hats off to you.-.....but please dont enter politics. people might put money to your bank account without your knowledge.
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Asanka Monday, 11 June 2018 15:35
These are the kind of people we need in this country. Respect your sir!
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shanmugam Monday, 11 June 2018 16:03
well done sir, all former ltte are in tears of love, you must be good , kind man, we love you and good lock for the future, good future to all srilankans , one family, you are a compassionate gentleman
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Sunil Perera Monday, 11 June 2018 16:09
Colonel who?? OMG I saw the response ...You belong to them..never seen something like this before !! Better to be there and continue the good work..Good luck!!
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Ash Monday, 11 June 2018 16:14
Hats off to an ethical officer. An example to the rest. Hope is is promoted along with the transfer.
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Nadeesha Monday, 11 June 2018 19:04
The send off of the noble officer by former LTTE carders shows that a new era is dawning in our motherland.
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Upul Rajapakaha Monday, 11 June 2018 19:27
extremely happy to see this and he is a real hero who got all the appreciations from innocent people. As a nation we need this kind of gentlemen more and more. He has already won thousands of hearts by doing his job properly ..
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Niro D Monday, 11 June 2018 19:53
I am so happy to see the genuine appreciation shown by these simple people. The officer is an example to all. People do not want conflict or war. They want to live in peace and harmony. Let the International community see this. Let the Tamil Diaspora see this. They live abroad without any desire to return to Sri Lanka and turn the wheels of hatred.
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SL Monday, 11 June 2018 20:10
these type of stuffs need more publicity than useless speeches from politicos..
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Anfas Ameer Monday, 11 June 2018 20:21
i cant believe my eyes.... Hats off Colonel Rathnapriya Bandu. example of a real hero..
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Ram Tuesday, 12 June 2018 07:31
Sorry to hear the Sivajilingam's statement regarding this event!
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gowri Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:56
I can't believe my eyes. Hats off Colonel Rathnapriya Bandu. Our country need people like you noble Sir. Tears in my eyes to see this believable scenes.
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Paul Sunil Abeyesekera Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:26
This Officer should be given a promotion and sent back so hat he cold continue the good work and inspire others to follow his good examples. This will finally halt the false propaganda dished out by crooked Tamil Politicians.
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