Gota claims his life is at risk
There were many who were corrupt in the former president’s government which resulted in his defeat earlier this year, said the former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Addressing a crowd in Colombo, at the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentary election candidate Udaya Gammanpila’s campaign launch yesterday (21) he said, “The former president has a better set of people who will assist him in his campaign. We will correct our mistakes and send decent educated people to represent us in Parliament.”
He also made reference to the white van incident which took place in Mirihana the previous night.
“Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and I both live in Mirihana. We were at risk. It transpired that the white van was once used by the LTTE. The government accused us of promoting the white van culture. Why is Sobitha Thera quiet now? Is this democracy? They accuse us of stunting the process of reconciliation. However the base of all these is the need for proper national security. There were five former LTTE cadres arrested in Tamil Nadu too,” he claimed.
He also claimed that the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) and other police units have traumatized his family including many government servants by investigating them upon baseless allegations, further claiming that he revealed his assets at all times.
Rajapaksa also claimed,”This government has pulled the country backwards in terms of economy and development. They cannot maintain and manage the projects which we started and completed. It has fallen to a derelict state. We managed to curtail the brain drain of educated and talented youth, but within six months their aspirations has diminished.”
The event was attended by many including UPFA national list candidate Dr. Dayan Jayetilleka, former MP Tiran Alles, singer Neela Wickremesinghe and the chief incumbent of Abhayarama temple Ven. Murutettuwe Ananda Thera.
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If your life is at risk, why not move to your adopted motherland, the USA?
I am sure your life will be well preserved over there with 80% of the population carrying firearms for their own protection.
I’d like to ask Mr ‘Ganja’ is this your gratitude to Hon Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who saved you and the motherland from the evil LTTE by totally anhilating them?
He is quite right in stating that under the treacherous current president and RW the country has sunk economically and sinking further. All the progress under MR has been halted through UNP envy. If they win the election it will be a very sad day in the history of the country, as UNP is determined to carve out to the Tamil nationalists 1/3rd of the land in N & E and 2/3rd of the coastal regions. They number only less than 3 million, as many have gone for economic gain to the West. Many Tamils live in the South, so the actual number in the N & E may be less than 2 million. RW will order the removal of the army and police from N & E. Tamil nationalists will build a huge army, navy and air force to conquer the rest of the country also. The writing is on the wall.
The would-be assassins were sent by the evil associates of UNP to assassinate MR and GR. They are now free on bail, to run away abroad for a while. No action has been taken by IGP through the court to prevent this and to question them further, which they should have done by remanding them. This was not done deliberately so as to help them escape justice. Millenium city scandal by the UNP was another treacherous act by the evil UNP to aid the LTTE.
I wish Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa a huge win with a 2/3rd majority to right the wrongs of this current government and eventual demise of traitor Siri.
MR obtaining 2/3 majority is wishful thinking as it is only the UNP that can get a 2/3 majority
so do you say that the guy is a saint an angel from the seventh heaven sent down as savior to our nation
O no , concerned, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is no saint or an angel. He is a downright soldier and a gentleman.
If he had been a saint he would not have found a place in the Sri Lankan Army. Saints have no place in an army ( Salvation Army exempted )
If he is an angel. the country would not have suffered so much as he would have with one hand waived his magic wand and eliminated all his opponents perhaps including people like ‘concerned’ . However he may have been sent from the high Heavens ( number immaterial ) to save his motherland from an immoral terrorist outfit LTTE that the whole world thought as invincible… All the Sri Lankans heaved a high relief when the terrorist was vanquished.