President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking at the Janapathi Jana hamuwa on national TV said that he was not ready to disband the country’s military according to the wish of some INGOs and foreign nations. (Daily Mirror online)
Good point but the questin is - Military for MR to rule as a dictator or to topple him?
citizen1 Sunday, 13 March 2011 06:28 AM
have you been living in a well ?
midda Saturday, 12 March 2011 07:01 AM
Another election bomb !!!! Mr.President what do you mean first of all? did anybody talk about army? you are always trying to mislead the people!!! this is enough..
cracko Saturday, 12 March 2011 07:14 AM
Sri Lanka Amazing! SL leaders taking the modayas on a TRIP. No INGOs or other nation would have suggested that.
Musthafa Saturday, 12 March 2011 07:16 AM
If any nation ask Sri Lanka to disband the military , let them misband thier military as example then tell us.
Puran appu Sunday, 13 March 2011 10:10 AM
Is MR saying an advance April Fools Joke?
De Sam Sunday, 13 March 2011 10:41 AM
Because they just got hit badly as MR rejected to dance to their tunes
truth hurts ha ha ha!!!
razor Saturday, 12 March 2011 09:46 AM
U already dis-banded the military buy selling its land to China and locking up SF
Fairose Saturday, 12 March 2011 10:09 AM
Yes, there services are highly needed now than before to suppress the disgruntled public opinion against the government by force and for election manipulations.
Gamini Saturday, 12 March 2011 09:59 AM
president also might say he said so because he read in a Newspaper that some countries and NGOs have demanded that we disband the Army!
wara Friday, 11 March 2011 06:12 PM
Miracle of Asia!
Guru Friday, 11 March 2011 06:41 PM
MR, it will be disbanded by force, just a matter of time.
namal Saturday, 12 March 2011 12:00 PM
Ah yes, the tried and tested Western conspiracy.
Lanka Hamaduru Friday, 11 March 2011 06:54 PM
who cares? is MR God for Sri Lanka.....
Jonathan Saturday, 12 March 2011 12:25 PM
Dude you are not woth being in SL.!
Rohan kariyawasm Saturday, 12 March 2011 12:40 PM
Is there any chance for minority representation?
Grumpy Friday, 11 March 2011 08:06 PM
I welcome the statement by the President in it's context. however I believe no one called for a disbanding of the military but trimming it to cater for the needs of the country. The tone of the statement seems to address the implied patriotism of the masses. I sincerely hope the defense spending is based on an accurate assessment of the needs of the country and not an attempt to make the military a showpiece.
Ranjith BG Saturday, 12 March 2011 01:24 PM
TNA openly asking to withdraw Army camps from North. B'coz INGO.
veedhur Saturday, 12 March 2011 01:40 PM
Can he name the INGO??
Kavin Gunaratne Friday, 11 March 2011 09:37 PM
The important thing at this moment is that powerful western countries and UN must be prevented from governing other countries through INGOs. This is more important as far as world peace is concerned. These countries should understand the diversity of political culture, human reaction and geography in other countries. Unfortunately these INGOs are considered today as judges for human rights issues. All the corrective actions should be discussed at UN not in threatening way.
sena Friday, 11 March 2011 10:33 PM
Peace without military is like a song without music - A Prussian Emperor
hiru Saturday, 12 March 2011 12:19 AM
LOL,who said the military should be disbanded,please name the country and NGO specifically sir.Like DM named India recently and got in to a lot of trouble. Isn't it high time you got out of your shell and stopped misleading the people?
sundram Saturday, 12 March 2011 12:45 AM
is this also another fairy tale, like LTTE capms in TN.These fairy tales ar very common just before an election.
Cobra Saturday, 12 March 2011 12:51 AM
"What, shed my Armour which is my very survival kit? You gotta be kidding"!!!
Godaya Saturday, 12 March 2011 12:58 AM
Yes, the military is required to suppress the freedom of press and freedom of expression.
C.K.Lankaputhra Saturday, 12 March 2011 02:06 AM
NGOs must be joking, MR's future is in the hands of the military.
citizen1 Saturday, 12 March 2011 04:42 PM
Well said! You took the words right out of my mouth!
Powerless Saturday, 12 March 2011 02:29 AM
We will need them in 2012.
Silva Saturday, 12 March 2011 09:08 PM
that is what MR & GR think!....ancient GOD maybe
sinhalaya Sunday, 13 March 2011 12:53 AM
Another statement, like the PM's, based on rumour!
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