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Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said that Sri Lanka must obtain naval assets that can operate further away from shore, for surveillance operations and to carry out patrolling in blue waters and it already sought for the procurement of such assets from wealthier nations.

“The support of wealthier nations is sought for the procurement of such assets. In this context, I am particularly appreciative of the Australian Government’s decision to gift two large Bay Class patrol vessels to Sri Lanka next year. Such capacity augmentation will enable the Sri Lanka Navy, which is the best-suited force for this task, to combat illegal trafficking and contribute more to the stability and security of the Indian Ocean,” he said addressing the Galle Dialogue -2013, now being held in Galle.
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  • EJP Tuesday, 26 November 2013 05:47 PM

    What is the percentage commission they get out of every defense contract??? LTTE is wiped out, why the need to spend more tax payers money on weapons.

    The tax payers money must be used for the people's benefit in uplifting life, living standard and quality education to all at govt expense.

    OMG Monday, 25 November 2013 08:29 AM

    Bay Class patrol vessels needs high class harbors.

    Dear Chinese 2 more high class harbors here please. Payment will be taken care of by our patriotic citizens.

    Pol Tokkah Tuesday, 26 November 2013 01:03 PM

    We need more pockets as they are over flowing after being well lined...Also some plain bread to soak up the gravy(hod) in excess.

    sss Monday, 25 November 2013 01:28 PM

    send few thousands more rural women (sisters of war heroes) to ME to get the dollars. What ever dollars left after your colleagues duty free imports can be spent on this

    True Srilankan Tuesday, 26 November 2013 08:26 PM

    Fill your bank balance. Country is broke anyway. Enjoy your life. God bless you and your family.

    madman Tuesday, 26 November 2013 08:36 PM

    In other words more money in your pocket.


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