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Heroes in Action - Remembering Captain Saliya Upul Aladeniya
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samanj
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LK Information  6 Jun 2011 13:24:05 GMT  Report for Abuse  
May the memory of Lt. Upul Aladeniya be treasured forever for his gallantry of not deserting his men. May this story inducted into Officer training programs.
Hope Trinity will honour him as well.
LTTE could not respect a gallant Officer.

Could that civillian cook be traced ? This is barbarism. Throwing injured soldiers in to a bon fire.

Why was not Tower named after this gallant officer
Who is this Col Weerakoon? Anyone could shed some light.
Was he Nandana Weerakoon from Wattegama ?
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LK Information  6 Jun 2011 13:26:02 GMT  Report for Abuse  
These are the true heroes.
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LK Information  6 Jun 2011 13:28:11 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Nonsense. This village fella was under scrutiny for his lack of fitness and the only way he could serve the forces was as a 'Billy Boy'. Which literally means 'Billata Dena Boy'.

All 'Billy boys' are given this jovial Parama Weera Vibushana to make their survivors feel good.

Great soldiers don't come out dead or crippled after the smoke clears.
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LK Information  6 Jun 2011 13:50:27 GMT  Report for Abuse  
At the time, Lt. Aladeniya was married but had no children.


See, I told you. This bugger's fitness was below par. In fact, in the art of identifying potential 'Billy Boys', this is something we look into, the amount of compensation then too is relatively small.

Edited By - shamalp - 6 Jun 2011 13:51:17 GMT
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Shamalp,

Great soldiers don't come out dead or crippled after the smoke clears.


You have a bit of explaining to do. Are you saying that the list of people below got PWV because they were billy boys.

Captain S. Aladeniya - Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment
Corporal Gamini Kularatne - Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment
Second Lieutenant K. W. T. Nissanka - Gajaba Regiment
Warrant Officer 2nd Class H.B. Pasan Gunasekera - Gajaba Regiment
Colonel A.F. Lafir - Special Forces Regiment
Lance Corporal W. I. M. Seneviratne - Sri Lanka Light Infantry
Lieutenant-Commander Jude Lakmal Wijethunge - Sri Lanka Navy
Major G. S. Jayanath - Commando Regiment


It seems that your understanding of heroism is bit different from mine. Please go by every case of PWV and tell me how they fall in to a 'Billy Boy' category. Further more, is there anything wrong being a 'village fella' opposed to a 'city fella?' Do the village fellas' contribution in defending our freedom devalued compared to city fellas, because they are coming from a village? Please explain your position.

Edited By - SamP - 6 Jun 2011 14:06:15 GMT
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Shamalp,

What is your position about the linked photo.

http://www.army.lk/html/images/image/koka_13.jpg


Are you saying that MR pays his tribute to an unfit village fella just to make survivors feel good? Do you know that that the man paying tributes a village fella is also a village fella? I guess that all this is just 'nonsense' for you?

http://www.army.lk/detailed.php?NewsId=3393


Edited By - SamP - 6 Jun 2011 14:25:29 GMT
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SamP,

You must understand that I am a human being and not always correct in my opinion and am also going by the sentiment prevalent among other soldiers.

Corporal Gamini Kularatne of Hasalaka was definitely not in that category. God Bless this man's soul, he was one of the most valiant fellas the country will ever see.

I frankly do not know about the others. But that Lafir fella was a 'Pal Hora' and a big womanizer at that. I don't think he died of enemy fire, if you know what I mean.
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Are you saying that MR pays his tribute to an unfit village fella just to make survivors feel good?


That's all politics. I have seen with my own eyes these political rif-rafs come to our squadron, have seeni banis and plain tea with us and get on to the helicopter only to be served with Pineapple Gateau and Nescafe.
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LK Information  6 Jun 2011 14:36:38 GMT  Report for Abuse  
ShamalPEEE!

JJ is your father ot your mother's hora miniha??? Just curious..
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SamP and ShamP,

RE: City Boys and Village boys

Please let me butt in here and give my two cents also if you'll don't mind. Just to remind you guys about village boys and city boys. Forget about the Army. Just as eg. Remember Cricket teams during the 60-70 when the city boys were playing with their collars up and the village boys had to get up Mango and Ambarella trees around tthe Oval to see the game.Those days we got trashed.

Then came the village boys who couldn't put two words together and the meet the questions of the International media but they went on to win the Big games and the World cup. This village boys had the heart to face anything.

Shamal, Its not fair to call these Soldiers 'Billy boys'. They made the ultimate sacrifice. I remember Major Halangoda Sr.Who was the rich arrogant Golf playing soldier.Their services was only for the passing out parades. When the real war started only the village boys were left.


Edited By - laliths - 6 Jun 2011 14:53:17 GMT
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