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Criticising various parties of attempting to tarnish Sri Lanka’s image, Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya said that those parties ‘never want to heap praise on the Sri Lanka Army for its decisive eradication of the world’s most feared terrorist outfit, the LTTE at the expense of many heroic lives.’

“Why is it so? Was it because they still could not contain or uproot their own terror cycles in their home fronts or just because of their mere hypocrisy?,” the Commander questioned.
 
Addressing the troops in Wanni on Thursday also said, “ The vigorous unilateral allegations against the Army, now made in Geneva, baffle all of us who decisively waged the humanitarian operations in Wanni at that stage when I was the Wanni Commander because neither myself, nor any Security Force Commander or for that matter, any Division or Brigade Commander, to say the least, in the province, received a single complaint against the Army from any of those quarters, now screaming elsewhere. How come? Why no such complaints of this nature were made at that period against the Army or any specific ground commander, is really food for thought and incredibly confusing,” so queried the Commander of the Army.

“It has been the practice of various interested parties since the culmination of the war to make barrage of criticism against our troops, based on a rash of unfounded allegations, malice and ulterior motives. All these manifestations appear every year around the same time when UN Human Rights Council gathers for their sessions in Geneva. It will be the practice, next year, too because the LTTE rump does not want to see a promising and prosperous Sri Lanka and they want to thrive on those allegations until they re-emerge. On the other hand, their very same survival in western destinations is becoming more and more uncertain since those countries are now deporting bogus asylum seekers and economic refugees. So, the only alternative remains for them, is to tarnish the image of the Army and the country to serve their own ends,” he added.
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  • ray Friday, 15 March 2013 03:57 PM

    Jagath, didn't the Navy and Air Force play a part? Cos you and others only talk about the brave Army soldiers.

    Just Another Citizen Friday, 15 March 2013 10:27 AM

    Parties in power never praise Sarath Fonseka

    Dav Friday, 15 March 2013 10:54 AM

    Problem was that along with the worlds most feared terrorist outfit, too many civilians were killed also... BUT THEY NEVER EXISTED TO DIE DID THEY?

    Dav Friday, 15 March 2013 10:54 AM

    Is the army now a new political voice???

    Leana Saturday, 16 March 2013 07:09 AM

    Yeah... The government (and any party) that speaks good of the army have no vested interests at all haha

    Dee Saturday, 16 March 2013 04:07 AM

    'brave' , 'freedom' . what nice words?

    Mason Friday, 15 March 2013 06:10 AM

    The parties with vested interest includes the government too. That is why they put the war hero General Sarath Fonseka who brought the victory behind bars on trumped up charges. The criminals who should be punished are out enjoying life, the likes of K. P. , Murderers and Rapists like Pradeshya Sabha members, MPs on medical leave, etc etc.

    Ravi Friday, 15 March 2013 02:24 PM

    Yeah, people didn't complain because they knew what will happen if they did !

    Ism Friday, 15 March 2013 02:44 PM

    Wait n c when time arise army will take the government and will rule like people's king. All are same only those who doing wrong have to fear

    Ranjith Friday, 15 March 2013 06:18 AM

    Ex who led Army and the Army he led should be praised and treated as HEROES. But he and most of his men are branded as a traitors.

    firefox Friday, 15 March 2013 11:51 AM

    Army Commander talking politics with vested interests.
    Shame for the uniform.

    ravi Friday, 15 March 2013 06:22 AM

    scared for UNHCR ah...

    Amila. G Friday, 15 March 2013 02:53 PM

    What people say to be a live .

    Buffaloa Citizen Friday, 15 March 2013 06:31 AM

    Even the appointment of Jagath Jayasuriya as army commander is due to a vested interest.

    UNHCR Friday, 15 March 2013 09:14 AM

    Look who is talking. Sir Have you not got any vested Interest. How much of assets you have . Before becoming the Lt General and Now...............

    saman Friday, 15 March 2013 09:23 AM

    We are not scared of the LTTE or the UNHCR. Please don't reducible our brave soldiers who fought for the freedom


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