President orders recruitment of 50,000 more youths to forces

  • 18 Jun 2007 21:45:24 GMT

    Sure it is going to be party time but I don`t know how many will be celebrating.

    This should bring 3forces troop level to about 210,000 with a average cost of about 30,000 per head.

    Large cabinet with all the perks about 150,000 per head

    Medical costs for troops: early retirements and compensation.

    SL should be bankrupt very soon. No wonder MR is starting to get back to pants and shirt, otherwise he will look like a clown in US.

  • 18 Jun 2007 21:46:03 GMT

    Ethnic cleansing of the East is accelerated to an alrming pace. This time the army is reserving large areas instead of Sinhalese civilians before.

    [ Lanka bans Tamil resettlement in parts of Trincomalee

    [ Hindustan Times ][ Jun 18 11:27 GMT ]

    The Sri Lankan government has banned the resettlement of Tamil refugees in Sampoor and Muttur East in the Eastern district of Trincomalee following the designation of these areas as High Security Zones (HSZ) through a Presidential gazette notification dated May 30. Defence spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told Hindustan Times on Monday, that the civilian refugees from this area would not be allowed to go back to their homes and lands `both for their own security and the security of the vital establishments to come up there.` ]

  • 18 Jun 2007 21:49:20 GMT

    This recruitment is as a result of recent losses which have not been officially publisheed. Will any relative of 225 MPs or the President be among these 50,000? Or these 50,000 are again from the poor familities whose children can easily be dispensed with.

  • 18 Jun 2007 21:57:44 GMT

    [It will be party time soon.

    :-D]

    Bro though you are thinking of a different gang holding the party, you don`t know just how true it is :)

    Needing 50,000 more means they are stretched damn thin right now, seems we have had a similar scenario before, hmmm wonder when... any ideas?

  • 18 Jun 2007 21:59:28 GMT

    Someone got excited

  • 18 Jun 2007 22:05:46 GMT

    Yep, more poor village sinhala lambs to the slaughter.

    In the recent Vavuniya debacle the SLA lost over thirty dead, over a hundred injured and several dozen, yes several dozen, missing according to the Daily Mirror.

    At this rate of loss maybe another hundred thousand poor village sinhala lambs will be required. This is probably Mahinda`s way of solving the unemployment problem among the sinhala youth.LOL

  • 18 Jun 2007 22:18:50 GMT

    A graduaate teacher is paid Rs 12,000

    An 8th grade soldier is paid Rs.34,000

    A soldier whose job is killng is valued three times higher than a teacher who has spent 8 years more in his education.

    How can a country that treats her teachers so low and ranks a soldier so high ever progress or prosper?

    No wonder the politicians taught by such low valued teachers devalue the currency, their country and the people.

  • 18 Jun 2007 22:24:44 GMT

    Thats frightening!

    You mean to say a teacher does not even get $120/month.

    I think any job outside the country will at least pay three times that.

  • 18 Jun 2007 22:36:47 GMT

    That makes sense. Now the military is 99% Sinhalese. So in another 10 years it can be Sinhalese and huddhist.

    Military will turn to be the national religion while Buddhism will survive in a form it was meant to be practiced.

  • 18 Jun 2007 23:24:10 GMT

    This isn`t such a bad idea - recruiting 50,000 more. But of course, there is another important point to be made: how will you arm these fellows? How will they approach battle? The SL Army is obviously not the most technologically advanced army in the world. So to go along with mass recruitment there should be mass industrialization. Tanks, planes, submarines, you name it. Bring out the full potential. No half-way jobs.