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The navy today handed a report to the Defence Ministry requesting action be taken against Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed for allegedly rebuking a naval officer at an event at the Sampur Maha Vidyalaya on Friday.

A video of the CM rebuking a naval officer, who was the compere at an event at the Sampur Maha Vidyalaya, went viral recently. Eastern Province Governor Austin Fernando and US Ambassador Atul Keshap also attended the event as Chief Guests.

Mr. Ahamed lost his cool when he had mistakenly assumed that the navy personnel was requesting him to move off the stage, when he had in fact only requested the media personnel to make room for students to come up on stage.

"Get out from here idiot. If you don’t know what protocol is, just get out. Who the hell are you to stop me? Even you, the Governor, don’t know what the protocol is. I respect the Ambassador much more. You should know Governor, you should know the protocol," he was heard saying.

Navy Commander Ravindra Wijegunaratne yesterday said that he handed over a report on the incident to the Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi.

“We have handed over a report recommending the measures that need to be taken to the Defence Secretary yesterday. We are quite happy that the naval personnel did not act in a manner that made the situation worse,” he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • kumar Wednesday, 25 May 2016 09:16 PM

    This clearly shows that the Provincial council system is a joke. CM has no power at all.

    fatha Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:59 PM

    Disgraceful Cheap Minister... what party throw him out...disgrace for the community too.....

    udaya Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:42 PM

    It's an excellent display of who the real idiot is. Hats off to the officer and a Gentleman. Let's see the disciplining the authorities screamed of during election time.

    naushi Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:43 PM

    send this idiot politician home. we don't need these type of idiotic politicians in our land

    Rocky Thursday, 26 May 2016 01:16 PM

    These navy personnel are working v hard and honestly. They even do not answer to their calls of their wives. Always busy. Good punishment for them because they are too honest when it comes to their duty.

    ananda Wednesday, 25 May 2016 05:07 PM

    President need to take action against the CM of his childish behavior and reprimand him severely in arresting a repetition of this nature. via DM Android App

    Mansoor Wednesday, 25 May 2016 05:08 PM

    Way to go NAVY. Go through proper channels and get him to clear his stupidity. The President and The Prime Minister please take appropriate actions without any preferences. For common masses EP chief minister not even worth the cook in the Sampur Navy base. In that case all politicians rather. these idiots really cause problems in the country. Stupid CM should apologize in public to that respected Naval officer and to the Navy. We salute our tri forces. we saw how did they offer their services without any differences during the floods and landslides.

    suhaib Wednesday, 25 May 2016 05:17 PM

    Ask CM is it the way he learn in the schools via DM Android App

    Abu Zahid Thursday, 26 May 2016 01:46 PM

    Let it be anyone, NO DISRESPECT to our soldiers. CM should be reprimanded.

    moodayoo Thursday, 26 May 2016 01:54 PM

    only MR can teach lessons to these thugs.

    sach Thursday, 26 May 2016 02:17 PM

    no one has power to abuse any army officer who has died to defend the country

    Unchikun Wednesday, 25 May 2016 05:37 PM

    Keep off civilian life!

    vithura Thursday, 26 May 2016 02:23 PM

    Though the outburst of the CM should be condemned by all, the Navy cannot demand action against any political office holder as long as he or she has not broken any law, and that too will be a matter for the police. Navy cannot go beyond submitting a report on the incident, as requested by the ministry secretary. Going beyond that would amount to stepping into democratic governance in which the Navy, like other organs of the govt., has no role to play.

    eyeam Thursday, 26 May 2016 02:25 PM

    The Chief Minister must apologize publicly. Who the hell he thinks he is? He is joker! The only thing he can boast of is his money. Trada fellow.

    Onlooker Wednesday, 25 May 2016 05:50 PM

    I'm sure that Defence Secretary will say that it's a simple matter and Navy officer apologizes since he was the compere.

    Oh no... Thursday, 26 May 2016 02:54 PM

    regardless Social status, race or religion every one should respect each other. We salute to the Navy Staff.

    sena Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:01 PM

    The Naval officer definitely acted beyond his limit.

    Sincere Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:11 PM

    Indiscipline must be eradicated quickly. That Navy Officer was on his duty for the people, and harassment on security officers on duty must not be tolerated. Please take action against this minister.

    Native Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:26 PM

    What has the Navy to do with civilian matters like opening ceremonies. Notfollowing protocol is the 1st Offence.

    Silva Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:14 PM

    Please investigate this incident and have a news story that includes the perspective of all involved and get a statement from the Eastern Province Chief Minister so that the public can get a clear idea of what really happened.

    mike Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:18 PM

    why u want your leader prabakaran to rise from the dead? NEVER

    Nandana Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:38 PM

    This is something against reconciliation. Disciplinary action must take against the navy officer. who ever recorded the video must be remanded soon.

    Lalith Jayawardene Friday, 27 May 2016 09:18 AM

    Our Cabinet : We have a Prime Minister, state Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Ministers, Chief Ministers ,and now a CHEAP MINISTER too.

    UN Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:20 PM

    If the government cannot address this issue accordingly and get this idiotic CM to apologise the Navy officer, I assume the president and PM is there just to warm the chair and thats it. Teach him how to shut the front door and respect the public in the first place.

    SL Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:24 PM

    yeah ,you need them only you have a disaster around your home ..

    makalu Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:33 PM

    May be sometime the CM couldn't understand what the the NV officer said and it would have been politely told the Guest in the way he could understand. Also,if the Governor travels in a helicopter,he would have made some room for the C/M to come in the helicopter as both are important people. May be these are problems arisen due to language problem. So it is better to forget this and worktogether.

    Riz Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:04 PM

    C.minister was extremely wrong , he should be punished definitely . Even naval officer was wrong minister cant behave in indecent manner.

    Ok Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:27 PM

    Dont cry my dear Son, you showed your highness not the lowliness. Well disciplined personnel

    sunil karu Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:38 PM

    now war is over and officers are a redundant. better let the civilians to do the administration and officers to be "officer and gentleman" in side camps. they are not to get intimidated by these idiots. if nave officer has done a mistake there is a way to handle it. CM can summon him through proper channels and say what ever he had to say. without humiliating in public. this is a show of power and reminder to governor as well. just a caution...... CM take care when you do like this again...all will not behave like this gentle man......

    usuf Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:45 PM

    In fairness to this CM why not get him examined by a psychiatrist and give him medical treatment. via DM Android App

    DOT Thursday, 26 May 2016 04:55 PM

    I totally disagree the way the CM behave. If this happen by another CM what kind of media publicity come??


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