Mahinda: I’ll be arrested soon
KANDY – Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said in Kandy that he was among the UPFA members to be arrested soon.
MP Rajapaksa identified National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawansa, MP Kumara Welgama, MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena, former MP Basil Rajapaksa and MP Namal Rajapaksa as some of those to be arrested. The former President was addressing the media outside Sri Dalada Maligawa.
Kandy District MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Parliament on Friday that the government was planning to arrest ten UPFA members in March.
The former President said: “I, too, will be arrested. We are closely watching the situation.”
The former President stressed that the SLFP hadn’t received a mandate at the last parliamentary polls to form a coalition government with the UNP. “Those who had been dis appointed by the SLFP’s action now want to establish an alternative political outfit,” Rajapaksa said.
Asked whether the speculation that he would accept the leadership of a new political party to be formed shortly had any basis Rajapaksa said: “It is natural that the people look for an alternative political force when they are taken for a ride by those elected by them. The people did not give a mandate to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to join the United National party (UNP) to form a joint administration.”
Asked whether he would leave the SLFP to head another political party, Rajapaksa said he would not desert the SLFP. Nor could any force throw him out of the party, he said. “It will not be so easy to expel me from the SLFP. Why do they want to send me out of the SLFP? Is it because I reorganised and revitalised it?”
Rajapaksa said the country hadn’t gained in anyway under the present government. The economy was in a very bad shape. “During our administration the economy was healthy. Jobs were created. Development activities were in progress all over the country. Today, development projects have been suspended and war heroes deprived of their entitlements. Parents of war heroes are not getting financial assistance. Charity allowance has been pruned.”
Asked for his views on a statement by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga with regard to the SLFPers, former President Rajapaksa said. “I don’t want to reply to what Chandrika Kumaratunga says. Better ask Dullas Alahapperuma. He will give a better reply.”
Asked about the digging of a land belonging to a close relative of his chief bodyguard, using backhoe machines former president responded, if you have any land to cultivate yams (ala batala) you can tell me. I will just make a visit to your land and the government will till it free of charge for you.”
Kandy District parliamentarian Dilum Amunugama and several members of the Kandy Municipal Council and Pradeshiya Sabhas were present.
Devotees at the Sri Dalada Maligawa surrounded the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and invoked the blessings of the Triple Gem and deities on him.
(Source: The Island – By Cyril Wimalasurendre)
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it pay back time and he realizes it. Too late if you believed that every action has a reaction you will not be in this position rite now. sit at home meditate and recall all what you did, Sir your conscience will never lie to you think of it you have lots of free time
Your time is up! Be happy that our country is more civilized than Libiya or Iraq for you not to finish up like Gadafi or Sadam in a drain culvert or rabbit hole. You deserve every bit of punishment that is meted out to you. You had every opportunity to establish national harmony and lead the country to be another Singapore soon after the war. You hung on to power by hanging on to the dead tiger’s tail and fooling the illiterate of the country. You spoil your children to the limit with them being involved with CENSORED and CENSORED requiring an CENSORED being assigned to cope with situation. Your only hope now is a coup by the forces organized by another another thug Gota. Uncle Sam is watching the situation closely though and will see to it that it will not happen. Uncle Sirisena, Ranil and Mangala are playing their cards right carrying out their duties as civilized global citizens in spite of your hoodlums trying hard to rock the boat.
Scared are we now for all the corruption we did?
Ohh boy.now a days mahinda says that I will be arrested soon.He knows it but reflects to this country’s illiterate people that it is a political revenge. These innocent people believes it and loves him more n more. Mahinda is a great sympathy creator among these people.
If Mahinda did anything wrong, he should get punished.
If Ranil did anything wrong, he should get punished.
If Chandrika did anything wrong, she should get punished.
But if Mahinda gets his punishment against the war, then people will stand. No doubt on that.
Ranil should get a punishment too, for the torture he did during 88-89 there are plentiful of witnesses against him. So by right he should get it.
Chandrika also should get punishments for earning money/ lands using presidents powers during her office days.
Those legal actions should not biased, if anyone did anything wrong should arrest without any political will.
So most of the people who are commenting here are not live in SL, they just keep comments by not knowing the ground situation.
Pull all from the den.
Hey u ! Where do I go leaving my country rather.there are plenty of culprits in this blog who are working under western n middle east countries as slave and praising them selves that I am a professional skilled worker ( whatever it is ) working hard like a machine without any relax and even they can not spend more time with their families?.
I am much glad to say that we are enjoying our life much more happy in our mother even though there are some miss understandings in between different racial ethics.we know the nations current situations apparently.
These fools will never learn from good lessons….!