The Rajpal Abeynayake Column
Why did the Sri Lanka Army recently invite somebody who sold the entire country down the drain as the Chef Guest at the Kotelawala Defence University’s Graduate Studies Department’s Inauguration of Masters Programs for the year 2017? This invitee, Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu also delivered the keynote address.
1. They want to make sure that no person with even a modicum of integrity or self respect would join the army anymore, and that all future armed campaigns/wars if any, would be lost as a result.
2. They want to completely destroy the army’s reputation for an eternity, and the average soldier’s morale to boot.
3. They want to make sure that now that there is no war, the army would be known alternately, not for having fighting men and true warriors — but for having standup comedians and comics, or simple clowns, who think nothing of inviting their own destroyers, to enable their own destruction.