Navy suspends Yoshitha supporters over 'YOO7'

15 February 2016 11:21 am - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka Navy suspended four Navy Sports Club players for wearing wrist bands that said "YOO7" to show solidarity with former Navy SC captain Yoshitha Rajapaksa, who has been remanded over allegations of fraud.

Navy Spokesman Akram Alavi said the four players were suspended pending further investigations.

Navy SC beat Army SC 32-30 in a thrilling Dialog Rugby league encounter yesterday at Diyagama. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Scrum Half Tuesday, 16 February 2016 12:30 PM

    This has nothing to do with rugby. It is a naval disciplinary matter. It may be a violation of a navy dress code! It is entirely a Navy matter. Nothing to do with freedom of expression or human rights.

    sonali Monday, 15 February 2016 08:13 PM

    What kind of rubbish is this?! Are they this scared that they have to punish some innocent boys for standing by a friend?! PATHETIC!

    Hiran Monday, 15 February 2016 08:35 PM

    Come back as what? a governor?give me a break.

    Aba Jayasekera Monday, 15 February 2016 08:48 PM

    What would have happened six years ago if Army players displyed "SF" in there arms. They would have been court martialled, not merely suspended.

    gayan Monday, 15 February 2016 11:37 PM

    Police state now targeting sports also.

    david strange Tuesday, 16 February 2016 04:24 AM

    under Yoshithas father there were far more violations of human rights old chap

    Bala Monday, 15 February 2016 12:40 PM

    Navy like other forces should be a disciplined team. Imagine next time they wear wrist band marked WW for modawansa.

    Sincere Monday, 15 February 2016 12:51 PM

    They were playing for Sri Lanka Navy and not on behalf of anyone else. Discipline is more important!

    ANTON Monday, 15 February 2016 01:01 PM


    lankaputha Monday, 15 February 2016 01:11 PM

    Seems he wanted to be 007, Y007.

    Mohomed Ilham Monday, 15 February 2016 01:59 PM

    Send them also with him.

    Damian Monday, 15 February 2016 02:06 PM

    Violation of Human rights

    Lankan Monday, 15 February 2016 02:08 PM

    Freedom of Expression or an expression of freedom?

    yaka mahathaya Monday, 15 February 2016 02:26 PM

    former pathana skipper just 20yrs.. he is also wearing it.. definitely doing it cos of pressure from other players

    Cheers Monday, 15 February 2016 04:26 PM

    Another political revenge this government is now shivering of a Rajapakse come back

    Lanka Monday, 15 February 2016 07:13 PM much for "free speech"!

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