Jaffna forces experience transport chaos

  • 29 May 2007 23:07:28 GMT

    The Island decries the lack of transport facility to the SL forces while no word was mentioned about the suffering of civilians who at the receiving end of checking, kidnapping, shortages of food and medicine as well as mobility.

    [ Jaffna forces experience transport chaos

    Lack of proper transport system a cause of desertion

    In the absence of an efficient system to move off-duty security forces and police personnel to and from the Jaffna peninsula, officers and men are undergoing tremendous hardships.

    About 1,600 personnel were stranded at the strategic Palaly air base last Thursday (24). Some of them are believed to have been languishing there for several days]

  • 29 May 2007 23:56:42 GMT

    This is how we treat our brave soldiers. Politicians travel with hundreds of hetchmen all over the world using international and local planes where as soldiers are awaiting number of days to go home after spending more than a month in northern camps. SLN had number of ships to transport soldiers earlier and it seems they have stopped them due to LTTE threat.

  • 30 May 2007 10:31:38 GMT

    Why are senior officer not treating their fellow troopers

    who line their lives for the country?

    Disgusting and disgraceful!

  • 30 May 2007 12:14:14 GMT

    Bloody politicians...

    they are wasting millions of dollars when they can use them for these noble cause...

    what the hell happened to C130 transporters... grounded for repairs???

    MR should convert his stupid mihin air into a troop carrier... bloody id1ots...

    we`re at least this safe thanks to those people who are willing to lay there life for the country... it`s our duty to take care of them

  • 30 May 2007 15:56:56 GMT

    See, this is why I never support the Government in its half-arse war effort. How can transportation be so difficult in a country of such a small size? Its really pathetic.

  • 30 May 2007 16:03:53 GMT

    The simple truth is. they don`t care about the military

    boys fighting for the country! SHAME!People responsible should be drowned in a bucket of skunks` urine.

  • 30 May 2007 16:17:04 GMT

    After 26 years, not a single domestic armaments industry.

  • 31 May 2007 15:22:50 GMT

    [The Island learns that only a single Ukrainian built AN 32 had been available due to other transport aircraft being grounded for servicing. ]

    And Mahinda bought his second Mihin Air flight recently.

    Flying president to oversea trips is much important than flying the soldiers.

    Don`t you guys understand?

  • 31 May 2007 15:41:23 GMT

    [`The absence of suitable transport is one of the primary reasons for desertions,` a junior officer asserted.]

    Yes smart soldiers get it, stay home, why risk your life occupying someones else`s land for a government that doesn`t even care for you!