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SL Army urges not to tarnish its image

26 January 2018 07:48 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Disgruntled elements were attempting to spread fabricated stories about the Sri Lanka Army with malicious intent, Sri Lanka Army Headquarters said in a media release today.

“It has been observed that certain elements with malicious and hidden agendas are currently engaged in criticizing the Si Lanka Army with the motive of demoralizing and misleading soldiers and tarnishing its image,” it

“In the recent past, some disgruntled elements have been attempting to spread or publish unfounded and fabricated stories in media with regard to incidents like foreign allowances, rations, payments for disabled War Heroes of the Sri Lanka Army," the media release said

“It is also regretful to note that some politically-manipulated elements with vested
Interests are found to be behind the regularly organized street protests by disabled War Heroes or members of their families, although their issues have been resolved to a large extent with 100% increase in their pension and disabled payments,” it stated.

It further said the Sri Lanka Army had fully committed to the national security and nation- building roles as the most sought after service provider with strict focus on concerns of reconciliation and development.

The SLA appealed to all segments of society to keep the Army off from their machinations and all acts of intentional vilification and public ridicule for the greater benefit of the country. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 6

  • C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 26 January 2018 08:52 PM

    SL Army! I personally doesn't aware of any such criticism or stories about you nor I read any article to that effect. Could U p-lease enlighten me (including all people like me) with much more facts.

    Missaka Saturday, 27 January 2018 07:11 AM

    No one other than, the Government itself tarnishing the image of SL Army.

    Sambo Saturday, 27 January 2018 09:34 AM

    Dear SLA of the Sri Lanka armed forces. You are our great hero's, however our cheap politicians in Sri Lanka will sell not only the armed forces but even the country to come into power. I think it's time you stood up against these morons and teach them a lesson.

    Sanju Saturday, 27 January 2018 03:58 PM

    We remember Haiti.

    jaliya Saturday, 27 January 2018 06:00 PM

    WHAT HAVE I READ ?? I read many news papers on line publications, gossip and many more magazines .... yet to see any negative publication about SLA. I think the media spokes person for the SLA has woken up from a bad dream.

    DJ Saturday, 27 January 2018 06:36 PM

    Stop worrying about petty criticisms from small people like politicians and continue to be the force that has protected our country over the years

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