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Colombo, Dec 13 (Daily Mirror) - The circulating image on social media, featuring Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva and his spouse  aboard a special jet, has been clarified. 

It has been revealed that General Silva was facilitated by the Indian Air Force for his travel from Delhi to Dehradun in India. This travel was in connection with his attendance as the Chief Guest at the Passing Out Parade at the Indian Military Academy (IMA).

General Silva was granted the uncommon privilege of being invited as the Chief Guest to the event during his official visit to Delhi. 

Sources said that upon his arrival in Delhi, he had the privilege to travel to Dehradun on board a jet.

The Indian Air Force, in accordance with standard protocol for VIPs, facilitated General Silva with a jet for his travel to participate in the Passing Out Parade.

The Indian Military Academy is renowned for producing a substantial number of capable and patriotic officers for the Indian Army. Upon his arrival on December 9, 2023, General Silva received a warm welcome from Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar AVSM, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Indian Army’s Western Command, along with the Commandant of IMA, Lieutenant General Vijay Kumar Mishra AVSM.

 


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  • People but no money to eat Wednesday, 13 December 2023 10:46 PM

    Now we have to buy a 2nd hand air craft to fly our chandias.

    Ranjit Thursday, 14 December 2023 02:33 AM

    Yes he can have these privileges only in Asian countries. If he goes to Europe or America he will be arrested for human right violation

    People but no money to eat Wednesday, 13 December 2023 10:46 PM

    Now we have to buy a 2nd hand air craft to fly our chandias.

    Ram Thursday, 14 December 2023 04:30 AM

    The big ones are talking about climate issues and is it acceptable to provide a private Jet for our man. If interested in climate control stop providing this kind of transport but put the VIPs in the normal flights

    Gajaba Walimunidewa Thursday, 14 December 2023 04:39 AM

    He was instrumental eliminating the murderer, Prabha who killed then Indian PM, Rajive G. So, Indians, not like us but are very grateful for that. They have national interests while we here in SL have personal and political interests. Well deserving treatment for our Gen.

    Sal G Friday, 15 December 2023 03:45 AM

    Have you been living under a rock? It's people like you who appoint thugs that cause misery to millions of Sri Lankans

    Mokan Thursday, 14 December 2023 04:45 AM

    For throwing out the R’s

    Fred Thursday, 14 December 2023 05:37 AM

    The Indians are smart .Many ways to conquer.

    Lalith Thursday, 14 December 2023 09:42 AM

    The best way to hit back the colonial west is to honor our own Asians... Moreso South Asians.... You can see how Israel shakes the west.... Tail wagging the dog

    J Anton Thursday, 14 December 2023 07:17 AM

    When Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau visited India in September for the G20 summit, his plane that was parked in an Indian airfield developed “ mysterious “ engine problems and he couldn’t fly back to Canada. Indian government offered Trudeau with an Indian Airforce plane to take him back to Canada but Trudeau refused to accept the Indian offer. Why he refused to accept the Indian offer is becoming clear now. He is a smart guy.

    Dulanjoli Premadosa Thursday, 14 December 2023 07:28 AM

    Flying Silva, super super.

    Terrence K Thursday, 14 December 2023 08:05 AM

    At least he has contributed to the war whilst the Rajapakses only took credit for winning of the war doing nothing and living as parasites on the public purse and still suck the blood of the public by endorsing the VAT what type of SADISTS who call them selves as peoples representatives Bullshit!

    Jude Thursday, 14 December 2023 08:16 AM

    Can't understand why This guy still on government payroll.!!?

    roshan Thursday, 14 December 2023 08:27 AM

    He goes to the annals in the world military history as the General who fought a war with more media men than fighting soldiers in his battalion, division or what you called it.

    Jude Thursday, 14 December 2023 08:27 AM

    This guy hadda decorated career, but he realized he can't maintain lavish lifestyle with government pension and that's the point he became an ace bootlicker!!! Thereafter what he did was damn disgrace for the uniform. I can give some names of SLA Generals who after distinguish career went on retirement gracefully. SS became larger-than-life Character!!

    Nilmini Welivita Thursday, 14 December 2023 08:43 AM

    Next he will want a stretch limousine to travel in SriLanka.

    Politikka Thursday, 14 December 2023 08:43 AM

    I am a patriotic and v. capable Sri Lankan but, no jets, only hats.

    Ex Diplomat Thursday, 14 December 2023 09:02 AM

    India suddenly facing so much international pressure , specially from America and Canada, is good for Sri Lanka. That is why a Sri Lankan general is given so much of “ respect” by the Indians, normally Indians are so arrogant and don’t give a damn about visiting Sri Lankan generals. Now the Indian situation is very bad, even more horrible news are going to come out about India from America and Canada . Indians thought they can treat America and Canada like what they did to Sri Lanka. No, the chickens have come home to roost.

    kumar Thursday, 14 December 2023 06:46 PM

    Are you indeed a former Sri Lankan diplomat? If it is true, this would show the poor status of diplomatic service. You know nothing about world affairs .Also, do you really believe that Sri Lanka could cover the position of the United States and Canada?

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 14 December 2023 09:27 AM

    But the JVP leader was travelling in business class with people's money. India has extended a good will gesture. People with JVP mentality are jealous to see someone having special treatment. So they circulate all kind of messages.

    Christo255 Thursday, 14 December 2023 10:07 AM

    How bitter and jealous our Sri Lankan people are, at least be proud that one of our people was recognised and facilitated. Only talking about the plane, but what about him being given recognition as the Chief Guest at an Indian Army passing out parade? Our biggest problem as Lankans is we only know to ridicule and condemn our own

    ramith Thursday, 14 December 2023 12:01 PM

    Many young brave officers and men who fought the war never returned from the battlefield. Those who survived were later sidelined in the army, no promotions were given to them and compelled to leave the army with discontentment. We see here what a commander have received.

    Ilangasinghe Kumara Friday, 15 December 2023 07:35 AM

    General Shavendra Silva deserves all the respect as one of the great soldiers of our time. He fought on the battle fronts and was part of the team that liberated our country of ruthless terrorism. Our politicians fly in private aircraft though they don't deserve it all.

    nihal jayaweera Friday, 15 December 2023 10:00 AM

    Paying back time now ..... by RAW .....


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