-3 Admirals opposed the war ship deal yet unheeded!
(Lanka-e-News - 26.Sep.2017, 7.20PM) The colossal racket involving many billions of rupees planned by Kili Maharaja the notorious wheeler dealer and the son in law of the president , pertaining to the purchase of a decrepit ten years old warship has not been approved by the newly appointed Navy Commander . Owing to this a conspiracy has been hatched to oust him from the post soon after he took oaths recently . His official term of service is to be curtailed to just another month only.
Travis Sinniah the Navy Commander was a victim of political vendetta during the corrupt nefarious decade of the last government . Sinniah an exceptional war hero was appointed as Navy Commander on 2017-08-18 amidst immense and intense opposition. He reached the age of 55 years on 2017-09-26 –today . According to Naval laws , though every Naval officer must retire when he reaches the age of 55 years, yet if he is appointed as Navy commander just prior to that he can continue in the post for a further 3 years. That is , as soon as he is appointed as Navy Commander so he becomes eligible for an extension of his term by 3 years. However under the corrupt Rajapakse reign , in order to appoint its henchmen and stooges as Navy Commander sooner , this three years extension period was trimmed down to one year . Thereafter if only necessary , further extension was granted after the one year period was over.
Therefore even based on the ‘Rajapakse theory’, Sinniah can be granted an extension of one year , yet the defense ministry has yesterday (25) granted him an extension of only one month. When president Maithripala Sirisena who is the defense minister cum chief of staff of the forces was contacted while he was in New York , he had stated, he would be taking steps to give him an extension of at least 6 months. Yet , shockingly he had been given an extension of only a month in service.
It was just yesterday (25) morning, Lanka e news revealed that president had tabled a cabinet paper seeking permission for the purchase of a warship which deal is more outrageous than the MiG racket of notorious Gotabaya because of the magnitude of the deal and the massive illicit gains and corruption intimately integrated with it , and that present Navy Commander Sinniah had opposed this deal.
According to Naval sources , because the Navy commander resented this massive decrepit 10 years old warship racket involving huge amount of filthy lucre , which was well planned by Kili Maharaja and the president’s son in law , moves are now afoot to oust the Navy commander in a month , and replace him with somebody from the Rajarata -from the village of the president as the next Navy Commander.
In any event , three Admirals of the Navy have submitted a report earlier against the purchase of the ten years old Frigate class Russian warship of the Gepard category , which deal the president is trying hard to steer through . They have in the report stated the ship is not suitable for SL. The three admirals are : Vice admiral S.S.Ramasinghe , Vice admiral Dharmabandu Wettewa and Vice admiral Neil Rajapakse, based on reports reaching Lanka e news.
Whether this warship is suitable was probed into not by the present Sirisena administration but by the previous Rajapakse administration. They were the founders of the idea to purchase this decrepit ship.
When it was being probed then whether the ship was suitable , the vessel’s plan drawings were not forwarded. Hence the admirals had then gone to Vietnam to inspect a similar ship in Vietnam at that time. Later they returned to the country and reported that the Russian ship was unsuitable. Subsequently however when Sirisena became the president , he was carried on the shoulders towards the same project , but by his own henchmen.
It is despite these three admirals giving an adverse report against this deal , the ex Navy commander Ravindra Wijegunaratne has prepared a report that the decrepit ship is suitable , in order to serve the dastardly aims of Kili Maharaja and president’s son in law .
It is clear now why the president gave an extension in service to Wijegunaratne even after he behaved like a creature from the planet of the Apes when he mauled a journalist , and despite huge opposition mounted against it.
It is by now very obvious why the president is readying to send the present Navy commander on retirement in a month who rightly and accurately confirmed, this decrepit ship which is the center of a storm of controversy is not suitable for purchase.
All these are clear pointers that the days of feigning ignorance and innocence of president Maithripala Sirisena as well as his babyish pretenses are petering to an end. It will be in the president’s own interest if he realizes sooner than later truth declares itself some day somehow .
by (2017-09-26 14:47:09)
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The defence secratary MR Karunasena Hettiarachchi also opposed this deal and he too was shown the door.
-- by Jon on 2017-09-26
There is no future for an honest person in this country.
-- by Eddie Wijesuriya on 2017-09-28
Let us wait and see if the kabal warship will hit a sandbank just like Mara's huge Hambantota project did.
-- by N. Kappitipola on 2017-10-22