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Air Force, Navy fleet not replenished in four years: MS

20 March 2019 05:46 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena told the Cabinet meeting yesterday that the fleet of military vessels of the Air Force and Navy had not been replenished for the past four years because of objections raised whenever any procurement was to be made.

Therefore, the President, in his capacity as the Defence Minister, asked for the appointment of a committee to make recommendations to replenish them.

The President said this in response to the observations made by the Finance Ministry against a proposal to purchase an aircraft for the Air Force.

The ministry objected to the purchase because the aircraft which was to be bought was 40 years old.

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  • Dee Wednesday, 20 March 2019 06:31 AM

    What happened to that old boat which was going to come from Russia?

    Demuni de silva Wednesday, 20 March 2019 06:40 AM

    Who was the Head of the security forces for the past four years?

    Unchikun Wednesday, 20 March 2019 06:44 AM

    Ha Ha Ha. I was wondering why a TV channel sees Gamarala as the angle of the people.. War ships and here it comes.

    dave Wednesday, 20 March 2019 07:50 AM

    has anyone objected when your fleet of vehicles gets replenished over and over again. i guess not. maybe next time approve the purchase of these vehicles for the forces as they need them to carry out their duties. they deserve it more than you

    Lawry Wednesday, 20 March 2019 07:55 AM

    I thought the war ended in 2009

    Ruwan Wednesday, 20 March 2019 08:22 AM

    Aiyo sin..this man is whining that he was not allowed to make some money...

    Venom Wednesday, 20 March 2019 08:23 AM

    Have the 'commissions' gone dry?

    Arnold Wednesday, 20 March 2019 09:01 AM

    Politicians can make billions of commissions.

    Saranga Wednesday, 20 March 2019 09:01 AM

    For what?

    Wazza Dawg Wednesday, 20 March 2019 09:03 AM

    Yes! Because this government waits for free hand outs and does not have a backbone to decide which country to purchase aircrafts from. We have no air capability at the moment. We need atleast 12-20 fighter jets.


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