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President Maithripala Sirisena ordered to reinstate 10 military officers including a Major General who were sent on compulsory retirement after the 2010 presidential elections, military spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said.

Accordingly, Major General Mahesh Senanayake, five Brigadiers- Bimal Dias, Duminda Keppetiwalana, Janaka Mohotti, Athula Hannadige, Wasantha Kumarapperuma, colonel Ubhaya Siriwardane , Lt, Colonel P. Jayasundara and two captains-R. Ranaweera and Krishantha are among the reinstated officials.

On the instruction of president Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-in-chief has ordered to reinstate them with effect from yesterday.

The reinstated officers are scheduled to meet Army Commander Daya Rathnayake on Monday.

 
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  • Athula Saturday, 14 February 2015 04:06 PM

    Bravo Mr President, God will bless you for your righteousness.

    willowsd Saturday, 14 February 2015 04:06 PM

    Thank you very much Sir, do not worry any more about the LTTE or any terrorism in our country as long as these officers are with you.

    BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 14 February 2015 04:27 PM

    Actually their reinstatement should not be through the President. It should have been through the Army itself. If they had been retired due to political pressure, an internal army investigation should show that and persons concerned in this act need to be dealt according to discipline. The name of the politician or secretary should be named and publicized with events. This is the only way we can overcome this kind of bumming.

    Amith Saturday, 14 February 2015 04:41 PM

    Reinstate of official is good work.

    DumDum Saturday, 14 February 2015 05:11 PM

    Well, do we know what they have done at the time of war or what were the reasons to send them on compulsory leave??

    Waco Sunday, 15 February 2015 09:29 AM

    This promotion is long over due. Election promise made before the election.

    mario Sunday, 15 February 2015 09:36 AM

    Punish the kuddas and murders too.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:08 PM

    Fantastic these are the genuine Army Officers who were put out by MR, on Political revenge.

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:10 PM

    Sir, next step you should arrest all the UPFA culprits, specially Weerawansa, Mahinananda

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:12 PM

    Political revenge by Ex-President Rajapakshe.

    Waco Monday, 16 February 2015 03:44 PM

    Culprits will never be arrested and the they well protected.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:14 PM

    Ex-president hates loyal servants, he likes only thugs.

    Desapriya Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:16 PM

    These officers who gallently fought in the war were dismissed by past Defense Secretary and then Army Commander Jagath Jayasooriya. Now the Defense Secretary is dismissed and Jagath Jayasooriya is still there as the tri-forces commander. He should be dismissed and as there is no war no need to have a tri- forces commander.

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:18 PM

    Duminda, Mahinananda

    J Palitha Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:21 PM

    MS always thinks and act, un-like foolish MR who listens to Weerawansa

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:24 PM

    Sir, when are you going to arrest dam UPFA Ministers who played out public money in vain.

    J Palitha Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:25 PM

    Weerawansa - has somany frauds, Aluthgamage - played out in Billions, what is the action Sir.

    Prem Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:27 PM

    Justice done and seen amazing after 10 years of Rule of Jungle we finally seeing the Rule of Law. Keep it up Sir.

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:27 PM

    Yes a Prominent Minister

    Thompson Sunday, 15 February 2015 01:14 PM

    I too had contact with him from the time he was posted to Washington DC. Sadly, Mother Lanka lost another War Hero. One day the former Secretary of Defense will pay for all these sins.

    Push Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:38 PM

    Why not Maj. Gen. Parakrama Pannipitiya..

    lima Sunday, 15 February 2015 02:20 PM

    PRESIDENT , WE ARE WAITING , WAITING AND WAITING TO SEE THE ARREST OF MAHINDA , GOTA , BASIL , NAMAL, SHIRANTHI , WEERAWNASA , MAHINDANANDA , DUMINDA , SAJIN VAAS , DHAMMIKA PERERA , ETC,.DO NOT DELAY , YOU PROMISSED AND PUBLIC SUPPORTED THIS MOVE , THAT IS WHY YOU ARE IN THIS SEAT ,

    Flavius Aetius Sunday, 15 February 2015 02:44 PM

    What about the officers victimised in the Navy? Rear Admiral Susith Weerasekara and Commodore Travis Sinniah.

    Cobra Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:15 PM

    Good but how about sacking those officers who harassed General Fonseka? Well, I guess not, they were only following orders?

    Mason Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:29 PM

    All political victimisations must be redressed to bring about normalcy

    Ryan Hudson Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:50 PM

    SF will contest from SLFP as prime minister canddate

    Sam Samarasinghe Saturday, 14 February 2015 11:43 AM

    Very good move.

    s kalpage Saturday, 14 February 2015 12:00 PM

    one good thing. To save the government from sympathizers of former regime the responsible positions in all ministries and departments should be given to persons of good service record. It is said that some heads have been retired having done the work properly. Those who submitted to political pressure still head some ministries. Be wary !

    Yaseem.Jayah Saturday, 14 February 2015 12:57 PM

    I salute you Sir, for the move that you have reinstate those officers who were sent on compulsory retirement, after the 2010 presidential elections,

    OMG Friday, 20 February 2015 02:26 PM

    Not so fast. First all details about their theft should be published as much as possible. If they are arrested early they might become heros.

    Chatura Arangala Saturday, 14 February 2015 09:44 PM

    My good friend Samantha Sooriyabandara died in exile in Australia last year.He joined the 1 CLI in his youth and then the commando regiment, he spent his whole adult life fighting for his country.He was the CO of the so called national line between Muhammalai and Palai before he was sent to Washington as the military attache by then commander of tha army Sarath Fonseca.We met rarely as I lived abroad, but everytime we met we had very frank discussions about the war and the general situation of the country.Following the arrest of SF Smantha decided to leave the country as the Rajapaksa regime was hounding the officers they thought were close to SF. a month before he died I had a skype chat with Samantha and in that he told me that one day he will go back to Srilanka but until Rajapaksas were there it is not a possibility as Rajapaksas suspected every officer that was appreciated by the General Fonseka.Sadly a month later he died of a heart attack.If he was alive he would have been with the happy officers above mentioned , it is our duty not to forget a true solder who totaly gave his adult life to the Army and fight against the LTTE.

    brainmaster Saturday, 14 February 2015 01:07 PM

    Now justice has been done to the Army. What about the Police ? That courageous policeman in the Dodangoda highway case ? Even his private car was burnt by punishing goons !

    TONY Saturday, 14 February 2015 10:14 PM

    SIR, WHEN CAN WE GET NEWS THAT THE CORRUPT PEOPLE, DRUG DEALERS AND THOSE WHO CHEATED IN MEGA DEALS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO CUSTODY

    Tilak Saturday, 14 February 2015 01:38 PM

    They should have been reinstated earlier. If there were no charges against them how can they be removed from their posts.

    Waco Saturday, 14 February 2015 01:48 PM

    Mr.President you have done the justice to these Officers. We thank you profusely.

    Proud Lankan Saturday, 14 February 2015 10:59 PM

    Dear President, we appreciate your brave decision. You are making some brave decision in the interest of the country. President, please appoint a commission to find the killers of Lasanthana. It is your duty to do this. Lasanthas family need justice.

    Mevan Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:06 PM

    Punish the kuddas and murders too.

    seasick Saturday, 14 February 2015 11:02 PM

    Rear Admiral SMB Weerasekara also required to be reinstated and most suitable officer as Commander of the Navy.

    kithudugama Saturday, 14 February 2015 11:06 PM

    Promote Gen. to the rank of Field Marshall, he deserves it.

    gunaratne Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:10 PM

    Very good move Sir Mr President,These Officers deserves credit for their service.you have done it and given them Credit,also the Commander if not loyal to present Government he will be very careful not to make a wrong move Splendid

    Blessing Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:42 PM

    I am very glad. Good governance is taking its course.

    Eng.M.V.R.Perera Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:59 PM

    Hope you can get the Parliamentary seat of General SF


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