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Don’t belittle Navy personnel: Defence Secretary

29 April 2020 04:29 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne today requested people not to belittle Navy personnel who were infected with COVID-19 while being engaged in rounding up virus-infected drug addicts and taking them to quarantine centres.

He said according to reports some Navy personnel and their families were being vilified in some villages. and requested people not to do so as they had fallen ill in the line of duty in efforts to prevent the spread of the virus not considering the health risks.


  Comments - 8

  • S.P.Ramkumar Wednesday, 29 April 2020 07:56 PM

    All Sri Lankans have to respect and helpful to all military personal, Police and Health service Personnel. They are safeguarding this countrymen, We must respect them.

    RSR Wednesday, 29 April 2020 08:05 PM

    No one does such stupid things. You just want to show your face every now and then to remind everyone that you are some important person .

    Clarence Fernando Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:40 AM

    No one did such stupid things except some media including couple of TV channels. It was them who started belittling a particular community and not any one in authority talked against it.

    Andrew Silva Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:17 AM

    The navy personal always do a excellent job. They were just pushed in to the corona virus pits by the finger waving defence secretary with out proper protection.

    Roger Haĺliday Thursday, 30 April 2020 06:12 AM

    All the talk to impress. Talking is one way of scoring points. Yes as someone said want to impress

    Puppa Thursday, 30 April 2020 06:47 AM

    Joker of The year

    A. Rajakumar Thursday, 30 April 2020 07:09 AM

    Disruptionists and criminal elements will jump at the slightest mistake to attack the Sri Lankan Government and Security Forces, completely forgetting the good work they do every day. However, the lesson is, before any security force member or Health worker or any other brave person who perform selfless duties on the front line, need to have proper PPEs and tested for the virus before going on leave. they go on leave. Also, their baggage too should be disinfected. This is a lesson in hind sight not only for Sri Lanka but for US, French and other navies which had many infected officers.

    MHM Bakir Thursday, 30 April 2020 09:27 PM

    SLN is the real force in Sri Lanka. They sacrifice their lives for the country. Don't discourage and disgrace their valuable duties. Pray for their quick recovery and return to their duties.

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