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Minister of External Affairs Prof. G L Peiris and Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa are seen here meeting with the  Defence Minister of Singapore Dr NG Eng Hen in Singapore, on the side line of the ‘Shangri- La Dialogue’ the Asian region's biggest defence and security forum that commenced in Singapore yesterday. (Pix Courtesy defence.lk)



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  • Ling Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:57 PM

    @ What?, so you interpret Nana's comment as putting the grenade in Manoj's mouth. Nana is refering the freedom to move around without fear.

    kiribath Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:06 PM

    must have gone to order more white vans

    BlindSide Sunday, 03 June 2012 12:51 AM

    We are talking about defense. Not massacre.

    BlindSide Sunday, 03 June 2012 12:56 AM

    Agree, they both have OL qualifications.

    Nanabst Sunday, 03 June 2012 01:41 AM

    Beside he is colonel he did his masters from Indian defence academy, most importantly he is the most educated and experienced compare to others who held that position.

    Andy Sunday, 03 June 2012 01:58 AM

    What kind of dumb loser are you! He was working at a 7-11 in California before he came to work for his brother. You are the idiot!

    ganbo Sunday, 03 June 2012 02:09 AM

    gota knows alot ABOUT 7-11 THAT WAS HIS US JOB
    SHANGRA LI 0% COMMISSION TOO

    Gonwassa Sunday, 03 June 2012 02:48 AM

    Did he go for the seminar or to see his mango friend Duminda on govt expense ?

    chandi Sunday, 03 June 2012 03:06 AM

    by ikilling half a million un=armed i..nnocent civilians like k-illing a hijaker by blowing a plne k--illkinf every1 in board

    Manoj Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:14 PM

    What does Gotabaya know about Defence. Just because he is the Presidents brother is no qualification.

    roger Sunday, 03 June 2012 03:34 AM

    He was a Lt Colonel In the Sri lankan army Not a Colonel my friend and that's a significant difference. Since we work hard to achieve a mid level office rank

    Haasya Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:26 PM

    Manoj , Where were you during the war ? were you hiding behind your qualifications or were you i the west then ?

    Kumara Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:35 PM

    Enough to win an 'unwinnable' war I suppose... ;)

    kapa Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:37 PM

    Gota said : GL u keep your mouth shut. I will do the talking. You cant even stand straight beside talking about defense.

    Apsara Sunday, 03 June 2012 04:46 AM

    Forget about his jeans and silly things. We all need to accept the truth that with the association of SF, he could be able to wipe out terrorism without bowing to international pressures till the end. We all should cultivate ourselves to credit a person if he deserves without criticizing everything. Its not a good quality rather ruin ourself.

    Apsara

    Karl Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:58 PM

    I think manoj doesnt know that Gota was in the Army for more than 20 years.

    Rjarathnam Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:00 PM

    By misakenly he has attended to the evn instead of you

    Rajapassa Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:20 PM

    What does his brother know about finance for that matter...or leadership!

    nimal Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:35 AM

    Good morning, you have been sleeping too long.
    Gotabaya is the Defense Secretary of the only country that defeated terrorism. He knows more about defense than many other defense experts in the world.

    DCOL Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:31 PM

    Manoj,
    Unless you born yesterday, the best person to answer your question was Prabhakaran. Unfortunately he died due to natural causes (related to his field of work).

    So your quest continues..

    asfknanja Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:43 PM

    kansflanfa

    senna Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:51 PM

    no no you are wrong Mr. minister.Corruption is not a hindrance for development.

    Citizen of Sri Lanka Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:22 PM

    I understand he can fill up a tank of Gasoline & how to make fried chicken very well!

    asoka Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:29 PM

    gota gang wathurada...?

    Villian Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:30 PM

    A person who fled the country for dear life should more thorough with self defense.

    Sagara Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:33 PM

    What kind of a idiot is this Manoj? This shows how ignorant you are!!!

    Kaputa Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:40 PM

    If he finished off Tamil Tiger Terrorists from the mother land he knows everything about defence. If You cannot stomach that you must be a LTTE supporter.

    segumohideen Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:40 PM

    Manoj, are you qualified enough to disqualify him?

    Esala Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:48 PM

    Manoj, Gota knows better than defence any one in the world. He did that everyone knows. Even for future he will do that no question. 67 years of Independance Sri Lanka I saw only one Defence Sec: who talk directly and work for Nation.

    Yehiya Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:49 PM

    Where defence minister. Defence , Political, & inter religion all under one.

    Azmi Saturday, 02 June 2012 03:02 PM

    He prove to world he's perfect suitable person for Defence Secretary defeat the 30 years unbeaten tiger terrorist group, what your looking more qualification from him

    Jeyasurya Saturday, 02 June 2012 03:09 PM

    well..he had been serving in the military and he was a Colonel..well besides all. some one should tell him to choose long leg jeanse

    Anuradha Sunday, 03 June 2012 11:39 AM

    By far, the most efficient and effective defense minister Sri Lanka ever had. He not only have military skills but proper administrative, good communicative and interpersonal skills which blossoms himself from the rest of the bunch (don't worry 'm not comparing gota with "Thilak Marapana" cos' even though this guy was the defense minister for gov. of Ranil W. , his attitude and personality by far the worst, ohh...yes he was that much disgusting to me personally during 2001-2004 time....OMG y did i mention his name here)

    Nana Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:45 PM

    People like Manoj can now open their mouths freely as there are no grenades unless he deserves it.

    What? Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:07 PM

    LOL Yes, I had to go back and look at the pic. LOL LOL

    kumaraya Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:14 PM

    He knew enough to be involved with the political and armed forces of Sri Lanka to kick the s--t out of the LTTE rebeles, which most Sri Lankans said is impossible.!!!

    What? Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:15 PM

    Your comment epitomizes the violent tendencies that seem to be a part of this society's social fabric. Manoj or anyone can offer views and you suggest that if his views are different someone should put a grenade in his mouth and thus silence him?????


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