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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said even though we faced a 30-year war, we still import weapons and the equipment needed for defending the country.

He said it was now time for our country to carry out research and manufacture what was needed to secure our safety and add to our economic development as well.


The President expressed these views while participating at the ceremony to award colours to the Artillery Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army.
 
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  • rathne Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:52 AM

    Country is loosing economical stability & social disciplines rapidly. People may need them in near future to protect themselves!!!!

    ANTON Wednesday, 24 April 2013 01:23 PM

    Our people can't make even a fire cracker properly.

    moda pissa Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:44 AM

    Don't underestimate Lankans' capabilities, Sasika. We already make ' Galkatas ', and ' Hakkapatas '. They can certainly improve on them, if given the go ahead !

    Loku Banda Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:56 AM

    Another deal for the family !
    We know it will be far more cost effective (quality as well) to source defence equipment from more advanced nations.

    Pluto Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:57 AM

    Even Japan imports armament from overseas. Start with toothpicks and pins.

    poornima Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:53 AM

    Are we trying to be another North Korea?

    Abdul Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:38 AM

    they said they will open the airport highway this april! still they have not opened.

    janak Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:54 AM

    WE IMPORT WEAPONS BECAUSE WE GET COMMISSIONS

    sach Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:55 AM

    our problem is HOW to defend this country from YOU

    sunilnarayan Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:04 AM

    pissu !

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:11 AM

    We can manufacture only GalKatas....
    Former LTTE Carders can manufacture...JhonyBattas & Clay-more Mines !

    surain Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:14 AM

    pissu honda eka people are starving he is talking about ............more and more .......

    Gal Aandha Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:15 AM

    pissu double kiyawenawa!

    Saskia Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:21 AM

    SL will be soon added to the same list where Iran and North Korea are in. I wonder if SL has the capacity to design and produce weapon. May be, the ex LTTE members can help.

    liyanege Thursday, 25 April 2013 05:38 AM

    kumar mathiya doing this business, why president contact him so he can buy a piano and watches for the big shots.
    liya

    surain Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:21 AM

    good way to startup know Mr President we can smell when you are about to turn for what purpose

    Mutu Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:35 PM

    The best one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pluto Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:34 AM

    Why not do some research and make a power generator to run out of bullshit. We may run out of bullshit. No, there is plenty in Sri Lanka.

    Van der Merwe Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:07 AM

    Thats the truth. You commented on behalf of Millions.

    Umpire Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:37 AM

    he creats the problem he itself solve the problem

    Ando Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:38 AM

    Looks like an arms factory from China is on the way!

    bimba Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:44 AM

    Most of the comments shows their negative thinking. This had to be started long before. In this scenario our people are keen on producing and modifying arms. Remind me how our people made Galkatas. People who attend to made this type of arms were kept behind the bars and wasted their talent. Only technology with safety measured to be introduced and blended with such product.. Think recent developments made by LTTE for examples.

    sss Wednesday, 24 April 2013 03:13 PM

    despite eighty years of higher education

    Silva de Mervin Wednesday, 24 April 2013 03:21 PM

    We already have white vans. Have we not?

    Kodituwakkuarachchi Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:41 AM

    Lets do what we can do first, like becoming self sufficient in potatoes, chilies, and onions.

    Just4Justice Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:49 AM

    Lets do some research to produce more food and more electricity !

    MayIwin Silva Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:50 AM

    With the help of China and Iran let us produce Nuclear Weapons. Sooner the better. Get ready for the future Nuclear War. Do not listen to Uncle Sam. He is not going to defend us at any cost.

    Kumaran M Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:47 AM

    make sure it shoot the enemy in front not the one who holding it

    ON MR-custody Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:50 AM

    stop talking always about the war war...first stop high cost of living and electricity bill etc.

    dass Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:52 AM

    "winsa kaale wiparitha buddhi"

    Maha Rajanani Friday, 26 April 2013 03:49 AM

    People do not under estimate SL's capability.

    lansur Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:39 AM

    Small and medium cottage industries should be established with ADB loans at zero-minimal interest rates.

    sach Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:00 PM

    do u think terras who assembled parts can design weapons for us? which planet are u living

    Tokyo Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:09 PM

    Have u ever heard a word called "Scale Merit"?

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:16 PM

    Are the 1000cc bikes imported recently party of the strategy?

    Perumal Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:54 AM

    Do not be fools to take him seriously. Those are just clap traps for the benefit of idiotic racial bigots. May be even election ramblings!

    SOHAN Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:27 PM

    PISSU PISSU Double Double

    shiranee Fernando Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:29 PM

    Am I smelling a Nuclear testing ?

    ANTON Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:58 AM

    WE KNOW THAT MEXICANS ARE GREAT LIARS. SRILANKANS ARE ALWAYS OPENHEARTED AND SPEAK TRUTH.

    Nadee Thursday, 25 April 2013 04:09 AM

    This should have been done 20-30 years ago. Not now. Currently what we need is R&D on technology development for agriculture and industrial sector.

    LankaPuthra Thursday, 25 April 2013 04:16 AM

    sensible

    Bushel Perera Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:11 AM

    lets develop equipment to defend our electricity bills

    HRfan Thursday, 25 April 2013 04:21 AM

    Suicide jackets – well-known SL brand name!

    ranjith lal Thursday, 25 April 2013 04:28 AM

    I am sure your people cannot. But we can. Here in Mexico the people who talk bad about own people are called babosos and you seem to be one.


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