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They overstep bounds of ethics in the battle for vacant chairs

10 February 2016 12:00 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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It is a long established tradition that the second in command in the army succeeds the commander when the letter retires from service.  However, given the unusual situation where the post of the second in command in the army has already been vacant for some time, the bigwigs concerned are said to have short-listed four candidates for consideration by the appointing authority.

 


  The short list is now lying on the desk of a very high political authority, they say. 


While a study is being made at the official level with a view to selecting the most suitable candidate, a no holds barred battle over the chair due to fall vacant has broken out behind the scene, they say. 
The battle has gone down to such an indecent level, that each  hopeful is said to be unhesitatingly using every weapon in his armoury against his rivals and  even irrelevant matters like  extra-marital affairs, caste differences and  upcountry and low country distinctions  are also being shamelessly bandied about, they say. 


Meanwhile, some highly concerned yahapalanaya high ups have warned the powers that be that given the backbiting and intrigues going on behind the scene, the government should lose no time in appointing permanent occupants to all vacant high chairs in the state services.

  Comments - 2

  • Top Cat Wednesday, 10 February 2016 08:09 AM

    With such qualifications, all four should be appointed!!!

    dulan Wednesday, 10 February 2016 12:03 PM

    What a sad army? and what a sad country?


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