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Former US Ambassador Robert O. Blake in 2006 described President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga as one of the experienced moderates in the government, but has said that he has little ability to influence the powerful military in the country, a US cable from the WikiLeaks database revealed.

Blake described Lalith Weeratunga as “de-facto National Security Advisor” and “one of the experienced moderates in the government, but has little ability to influence the powerful military.”

The cable is classified as “Confidential’ and written by Blake after his meeting with Weeratunga on November 7, 2006.
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  • mw Wednesday, 07 March 2012 07:51 AM

    Please define "patriotic" so that I know what you mean by that word.

    Patriotic138 Wednesday, 07 March 2012 08:37 AM

    Patriotic is supporting your government when it deserves it and supporting the values your country stands for at all times at any cost to career, wealth or life.

    M.A.kaleel Wednesday, 07 March 2012 09:14 AM

    Really appreciate Blake' s attribute to Lalith Weeratunge - a great thinker and an administrator par excellent. The bottom line is even an enemy can deny these qualities of him.

    dinu Wednesday, 07 March 2012 10:09 AM

    Lalith Weeratunga is a great public servent. Hats off mr. weeratunga

    chaminda Wednesday, 07 March 2012 10:11 AM

    Let me put it this way - any opposing view to the govt. is unpatriotic!

    # Chandana upali Wednesday, 07 March 2012 10:19 AM

    How stupid you are # Gamini Udagepola.... you've got an earful from honnest commentors on this site. Look at your likes & dislikes. Think before you write...Know what you write first......

    AMG Wednesday, 07 March 2012 06:49 AM

    Don't tell anybody !

    chaminda Wednesday, 07 March 2012 06:48 AM

    ok, Mr Blake u missed one he is very patriotic too

    Gamini Udagepola Wednesday, 07 March 2012 07:12 AM

    We thought Julian Asange was jailed and it is all over. But, someone out there is trying to save that company and Jobs. Nice way to get out of poverty and joblessness at poor people’s expense.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 07 March 2012 07:05 AM

    doesn't the US have enough skeletons to hide and problems of their own to deal with instead of intruding in other nation's affairs? Isn't that why we have a UN?

    AMG Wednesday, 07 March 2012 07:20 AM

    I can't believe this!


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