Thursday, January 15, 2009

World focus on SL armed forces’ gains – Gotabhaya

“Narayanan told me you got the best army commander in the world”
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said yesterday that the Sri Lanka Military had attracted world attention due to the major victories gained in the war against LTTE terrorism and that the Indian National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan had told him that Sri Lanka had the world’s best army commander.

In a televised interview yesterday, Mr. Rajapaksa quoted Mr. Narayanan as having told him this during a meeting between the two. He also said that the Israeli Navy Commander, too, had requested the Director Operations of the Sri Lankan Navy to have a half hour discussion on what strategies were followed by the Sri Lankan Navy in countering the LTTE’s suicide boat attacks. Full Text