Top Army officers on shaky ground

  • 20 Jul 2007 11:25:20 GMT

    Unless these officers are retired, the junior officers down the line become very frustrated having to be without their due promotions.

  • 20 Jul 2007 11:27:35 GMT

    The entire army seems to be on shaky grounds with so many allegations being levelled against them on corruption, incompetence and undemocratic ways of doing things.

  • 20 Jul 2007 12:18:58 GMT

    There are two main reasons for their reluctance to retire.

    1. They get million rupees commissions per month from the NorthEast traders.

    2. Believe it or not some of them are in the LTTE payroll as well.

    For the same reasons they do not want to end the war.

    But there are a few decent officers in the forces nobody will deny that.

  • 20 Jul 2007 15:15:41 GMT

    These are the most experienced people in security forces. There is no limitation of age to work. As long as they do the job, let them work.

    Almost like letting Sanath Jayasooriya to play international cricket. Age should not be a barrier for anything as long as they perform well and have the desire to work hard. Sri Lankans must get rid of this psychological trap, if they want to lead the world.


  • 20 Jul 2007 15:25:39 GMT

    Is the author of this article NUTS???

    These are the most battle hardened warriors of SLA. If so same should be said of Fonseka. he too is on extension.

    How people try to break the forward march of our forces. First its some dodgy deals with tigers, then its letting tigers escape, now saying they are too old. what nonsense.

    ps - well said freelancer.

  • 20 Jul 2007 15:27:39 GMT

    Mr Brown has got the source WRONG!!

    Its dailymirror!!


  • 20 Jul 2007 16:15:51 GMT

    They should be retained on merit and usefulness to the prevailing situation and refuse them if found to be corrupt and incompetent.

  • 20 Jul 2007 17:14:25 GMT

    Poor judgement by the reporter!

  • 20 Jul 2007 17:36:52 GMT

    They should serve as long as they are able to execute their tasks to the benefit of the country........

    There should be no hard and fast rule that they retire?

    If one considers the criterion the number of years in a post, Barber, Velu, soosai, Pottu and an entire host of tigers should have retired long time ago.

    Fight on Generals to show your mettle.