MR: ‘I’ll be arrested next’
KANDY: Former President Rajapaksa yesterday urged the government to hold local government elections. Else, legal action would be taken against it, he warned.
The ex-president was answering queries by the media after paying homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic at the Sri Dalada Maligawa.
Rajapaksa said the government did not seem keen to hold the LG polls. “During our administration we held elections one after the other. There were plenty of elections.”
The government which had pathetically failed to make good on its promises was maniacally focussed on harassing his family to cover up its failure, Rajapaksa said.
The government driven by hate and venom would arrest him next and then his wife, Namal, Basil and Gotabhaya. Even parliamentarians and those who visited them would be taken in, Rajapaksa said.
The former President said the government should take revenge from him and not his family. Justice under the present dispensation was a farce, he added. The suspects in the Embilipitiya case had not been arrested in spite of a court order, he said.
The only advice he could give to the people was to exercise patience.
Parliamentarians Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Lohan Ratwatte, Basnayaka Nilame of Sri Vishnu Devale Mahindra Ratwatte were also present.
(The Island / Pix by AFP)
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Namal and Yoshitha are carbon copies of Mahinda Rajapakasa. Unlike other fathers Mahinda Rajapaksa ruined the future of his sons due to greed for power, wealth which he never had. Actually the real culprit is the Executive Presidency as we see today even though certain executive powers are done with yet nepotism has taken hold. Due to the executive powers Mahinda enjoyed and promoted looting thuggery, crimes, rapists, grabbed state lands and brought about the economic recession. He eternally talks about winning the war, what good has it done to general public. While there is no terrorists we are loaded with Sinhala thugs and so called monks.
Mahinda’s only concern was to rule this land until death. He gave no thought as at how or what would become of his sons. They got used to a wealthy life style, they could kill as they want, they could sack senior officers at a will and in fact no one could be above them.
But now we see what has happened, both the father and mother are so short sighted they had only seeked wealth and power, hell with the country and the children. Both Namal and Yoshitha brought disgrace to their College, S. Thomas College Mount Lavinia.
Yes, everything is possible before the arrival of UN Human Rights Commissioner Prince Husain.
Even after 12 months has gone past some people who live in dark uninformed dreams still thinks what they heard through UNP lie factory are actually true. I have given up the dreams to find the golden horses, Lamborghinis, helicopters, swimming pool gold, Dubai accounts etc etc within the so called 100 days, because the liars said they have “clear evidence” and displayed some files at the election rallies. Even after 365 plus days past nothing has happened. Tharjudeen case comes up only during elections, one government thief who stole 9 ships said he has seen clear evidence in the CCTV footage, but actually it wasn’t. The current government is full of Ganja addicts it seems. That thief is not having any charges. Another government thief who had foreign currency laundering case against him was freed of all charges as soon as the new government came. The reason they showed was a “technical issue” and didn’t say Ravi has not done anything wrong. So why didn’t they correct the technical issue and renew the case? They didn’t. Instead they gave him the Finance Minister post. This is what we got after Mahinda was voted out. Still some fools don’t see this.
Instead what actually happened was to get the Central Bank robbed to the tune of 61 billion and no charges were laid to so called government looters blessed by the prime minister. Still some fools blame only Mahinda and not seeing the other side of the coin. That proves that those who only blame Mahinda are actually supporting another group of looters, thugs and thieves.
I have certainly come out of that dark hole, yet some guys are still having the “beggar’s belief” which shows how stupid some of the the Sri Lankan community is. I guess this is a problem in the education they received. Instead of those “so called” sinhala thugs now what we have is the “police thugs” and “FCID thugs”. What we currently have is a modern Gestapo of Nazi Germany.
Are we any better? What has Sri Lanka got other than lip service even after one year of the new government. Some fools are saying and other fools are believing that Sri Lanka will become a haven by 2030. What a joke! I can say that too because I may not be alive then to take the blame if I cannot make it happen.
Looks like this on 4th FEB 2016 we are not celebrating Independence.
It’s not because of Rajapakse’s, its because of the cowered politicians who are going to sell the country to west starting from 6th FEB 2016.
They started drawing the plans on 8th JAN 2015, the remaining agenda will be completed within NEXT week.
Stop using RAJAPAKSE name, this is not a political GAME anymore.
If you are a true Srilankan, attached to any ethnic groups this will be your last chance hold Independence day program.
I trust ALL true lankans will raise a BLACK flag and protest this time.
Not because of MR or his alleys, because of OUR COUNTRY.
I agree with GG
“I’ll be arrested next”. You are very correct you thug! You ran the country like it was your own hoodwinking the uneducated simply by hanging on to the no existant tiger’s tail. You derserve treatment similar to what was meted out to Sadam and Gadafi!
did you ever dream of this day, and the joke is when justice is met the lame excuse that he has is the present regime is taking political revenge, the worst part is he has his 40+ stoogers to back him up, although he wanted to make this the wonder of asia he made it into a banana republic