(Lanka-e-News -05.Feb.2017, 4.40PM) It is an unequivocal fact that the good governance president the commanding chief of the forces was elected on the 8 th of January 2015 with the full and fervent hope that a good governance administration would be installed sans vindictiveness , corruption, nepotism , cronyism and atrocities which raged under the Mahinda Rajapakse reign.
Unfortunately however , under the incumbent president Maithripala Sirisena’s rule , still it is the administration of the people discarded and despised Rajapakse’s that is riding high within the army with or without the knowledge of Maithripala.
Following examples bear testimony…..
Army Officers for foreign courses are selected by the army commander and the board of selection for the courses. The majority of members of this board is constituted of army officers who are lickspittles of Rajapakses and on the verge of retirement. These members therefore select their cronies and stooges of the Rajapakses .
The eligibility requirements of an officer to follow the National defense course (NDC) are as follows:
1.The candidate should have served as a brigadier for two years
2.The Potential G.O.C. Board shall have selected him.
3.He must have displayed talents in the sphere –in the battle field etc.
In addition , if there are 4 vacancies , three of those shall be filled each from the infantry and supporting regiments; Engineering ; and signals regiment .However, during the years 2015 and 2016 , officers who were henchmen and lackeys had been chosen for the NDC based on the whims and fancies of the army commander and the members of the board of selection who are stooges sans proper fair or legal procedures.
How were these undernoted officers without the basic qualifications selected for the special course must be explained by those responsible. Were these selections made according to good governance or Rajapakse governance ? Answers to these must be provided to the army by the Commander in chief of the forces Maithripala Sirisena and the army commander .
1. Brigadier Jagath Gunawardena (Engineering)
He had not fulfilled any of the eligibility requirements. He was an officer who was removed from all his posts because he was mentally unfit due to his incapacity to endure the pressures of his work during the war .
2. Brigadier Neville Weerasinghe (Engineering)
He did not have any of the aforementioned requisite qualifications, and never held a commander post during the war.
3. Brigadier P.K.Peiris (Engineering)
An officer who had none of the required qualifications
4. J.J. Nanayakkara (Engineering)
An officer who was qualified , but four officers of the engineering regiment cannot be selected at the same time based on the rules.
5. A.R. Dharmasiri (Singha)
An officer who secured the necessary qualifications after the war . However being a Rajapakse stooge when he was discharging duties in Trincomalee , joining hands with Major general Lal Perera ,and along with a woman by the name Ari akka engaged in politics publicly to defeat Maithripala Sirisena
6. N. Hettiarachi (Signal)
An officer who performed only administrative tasks and hadn’t the necessary qualifications . However he was chosen for the HDMC ( Higher defense management course) course because he was a close friend of the army commander and an old boy of Royal College – the alma mater of the army commander .
7. B.D.N. Demavanpitiya (Signal)
Held staff posts serving in peaceful areas during the war .He was serving in an advisory capacity only , and secured the necessary qualifications after the war ended.
8. H.P. Seneviratne (Signal)
Held staff posts during the war. Secured the necessary qualifications after the war.
9. P.Chandrasekera (Signal)
He held staff posts during the war. Secured the necessary qualifications after the war .
10. P. S. Bansajaya (Gemunu)
He was serving in the diplomatic service in China and returned six months ahead without completing his two year term. He was sent again to China to follow a course. He is a bootlicking lackey of Gotabaya .
11. Brigadier K.J .Jayaweera (infantry)
He was a media spokesman of the forces, and a noted stooge of ex army commander Daya Ratnayake . While there were more qualified and suitable officers than he , yet the latter was chosen and sent to England to follow the RCDS course .
12. Brigadier H.R. Fernando ( Gajaba)
He secured the necessary qualifications after the war.
13. Brigadier Mudalige ( infantry)
Secured the necessary qualifications after the war. While he was performing duties as an intern under the government of Haiti, he collected funds from the soldiers and committed a fraud . A bootlicking stooge of ex army commander Daya Ratnayake.
14.Brigadier Jayashantha Gamage (Gajaba)
Yet another bootlicking lickspittle of Gatabaya Rajapakse. He was sent to Philippines for the National defense course (NDL)
15. Brigadier K.H.P. Fernando (Signal)
An officer who served as a faithful stooge of ex major general Shavendra Silva. He was sent to Indonesia to follow the NDL course.
16. Brigadier Shantha Hewavitharane (Artillery)
He was sent to India to follow the National defense course on the pressures exerted by Major General Sumith Balasuriya despite there being more senior officers .
17. Brigadier J.C. Gamage (Engineering)
An officer who secured the qualifications after the war. He was selected to follow the National defense course (NDC ) in England.
The copious information afore-stated have clearly and cogently brought to light that the good governance government has provided positions , privileges, perks as well as foreign travel to follow courses only to the officers who were serving the sordid aims and agendas of the Rajapakse reign. The officers who did not kowtow to and who did not do the sordid biddings of the Rajapakses , but had all the eligibility requirements and duly discharged their duties were not done justice to by the good governance government .
The commander in chief of the forces president Maithripala Sirisena who inspected the guard of honor of the army independence day must therefore take a crucial decision on this momentous day of independence vis a vis the glaring fact that a majority of superior officers of the army openly and outrageously engaged in politics against good governance and in favor of Rajapakses.
Whereas it were the honest lower rung officers in the army who toiled to propel Maithripala Sirisena to the post of president even defying orders of the superior officers. Sadly however , today it is not the lower rung honest officers who are being pleased and reciprocated by the president and treated well , instead it is the Rajapakse stooges and corrupt officers who are overestimated by the president as ‘war heroes’ . In the circumstances we are constrained to wonder whether we moved heaven and earth to appoint an apparition of Rajapakses. In any event honest law abiding army officers are still earnestly awaiting the day justice will be done
-Soldadu Unnehe - (Soldier of the Army)
by (2017-02-05 11:19:58)
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