Mahinda Rajapaksa says attack on Sri Lankan envoy was against government
Former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday dubbed as “one against the government” the attack on Sri Lankan envoy in Malaysia who was mobbed by a group of protesters allegedly linked to the LTTE for hosting him.
The attack on High Commissioner Ibrahim Ansar on Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport was allegedly carried out by the LTTE sympathisers, who were protesting against the visit of Rajapaksa, under whose leadership the Lankan troops defeated the Tamil Tiger rebels ending the nearly three decade-long civil war.
“This is not good for the country, it was an attack against the government,” Rajapaksa said at the airport upon his return from Malaysia.
“I am prepared to face this kind of threats as I finished the decades old terrorist campaign in this country,” Rajapaksa said.
Rajapaksa visited Malaysia to attend a conference.
Ansar was seeing off the joint opposition leader Dinesh Gunawardana at the airport when he was attacked.
The LTTE sympathisers in Malaysia were angry with Ansar as he hosted Rajapaksa, who led the opposition delegation at the meeting.
Sri Lankan government on Sunday expressed concern over the incident and summoned Malaysia’s High Commissioner here to the ministry of foreign affairs for an explanation on the incident.
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Mate, Mr Rajapaksa, if this attack was against the Government, it should retaliate and secure its security.
Appoint GR as the Defence Minister as he is the only one who can, with Senadhipathi’s help, relaunch that ex-Ranaviru Gun Running Business and invade Malaysia.
We all do grow cranky as we age.
Mr R, time to consider retirement, isn’t it?
yep retirement age has passed high time he retired and started practicing religion meditation is good for him.
Instead of attending the Kurunegala based 65th Anniversary of the great political party of which his father and himself were at one time, leaders, the 5th President of the Republic chose to go Kuala Lumpur to attend a conference and dine with the thug whom he appointed as Malaysian HC in 2013.
A poor choice and a disaster. He had to face the wrath of silly Tamil tiger supporters over there.
Had he attended the Kurunegala SLFP celebrations, he would have received a heroes welcome and his presence would have precipitated the healing in the SLFP. What a miserable lost opportunity.