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No proposal to make SF army commander: Amaraweera

27 April 2017 10:42 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today President Maithripala Sirisena had neither proposed Field Marshal Minister Sarath Fonseka to take up the post of army commander or overall commander as reported in the media nor had Mr. Fonseka requested for such a post.

The Minister told a news conference that the President only asked whether Mr. Fonseka could help implement a mechanism to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential services for which Mr. Fonseka agreed.

“It was discussed during the cabinet meeting that people had to face inconveniences due to the strike launched by trade unions without prior notice. It was said that the situation had arisen due to the overuse of freedom given by the government. The President said a special mechanism should be set up to provide essential services without any disruption. There were such mechanisms even during the war,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)


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  Comments - 3

  • abey Friday, 28 April 2017 11:10 AM

    Like in every thing else the Govt does not know what it is doing.

    Daham Friday, 28 April 2017 01:19 PM

    He is trying hard to become the next SLFP leader

    sidath wijeratne Friday, 28 April 2017 07:17 AM

    this Amaraweera will never tell the truth he thinks he is the leader of the country always he has to say something to get media attention not second to Rajitha Senaratne

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