PM: will Gotabaya seek pardon for sins of Rajapaksa regime?
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday asked whether SLPP Presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa would seek pardon for all the sins committed by the previous Rajapaksa regime. He noted that Rajapaksa, in his nomination acceptance speech on Sunday, had pledged to ensure an environment free of fear and suspicion for each and every citizen born in this country.
The Prime Minister posed this question addressing the gathering after commissioning the ‘Green Valley Residencies’ middle class housing scheme at Jalthara, Ranala yesterday.
The Prime Minister opened the scheme on the invitation of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa who was also present on the occasion. The Prime Minister said the murder of Raviraj, Sivaram and Thajudeen and, abduction and disappearance of journalist Ekneligoda and, assault on journalist Keith Noyahr and Editor and Journalist Upali Tennekoon, the attacks on the Udayan and Sirasa media offices, the Rathupaswala shooting of people who demanded pure drinking water and, the mass murder of inmates at the Welikada Prison were some of the horrendous crimes committed during the Rajapaksa regime for which the SLPP Presidential nominee should seek pardon from the public.
Other misdeeds of the Rajapaksa regime included the abduction of people using the white van gangs and the summary dismissal of the then Chief Justice.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe also questioned whether the SLPP Presidential aspirant would seek paradon from women abused by a Pradesheeya Chairman and the family of the foreign woman tourist raped and murdered by a Pradesheeya Sabha chairman as well as innocent urban shanty dwellers forcibly evicted from their abodes they had occupied for generations.
(Source: Daily News – By Kamani Alwis)
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They never able to prove the sins. Current govt is a BIG FAILURE in that as well.
So how yet again using the same BLAME GAME?
Is RW going to seek pardon for those innocent youths killed in Batalanda?
Is RW seek pardon for the CBSL bonds scam?
Is RW seek pardon for the Easter bomb which killed 400+ innocent lives?
This is the only chance for the Sri Lankan Sinhalese to stand up strong and pull down UNP for the next century.
UNP should get only lesser than 10 minister post in next GE.
Mr Prime Minister,
Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones!
It is a travesty that although Sri Lanka has one of the highest literacy levels in South Asia, we have probably one of the most inept, uneducated, unpatriotic governments in the world!
And we are fed up!
YES. What Maray has stated is fully correct. Not only that, will Ranil and Ragith seek pardon from the people of Aluthgama, Beruwela and other Muslim rural towns where the violence was planned and implemented by the Ranil-Rajitha Seneratne duo and no promised presidentail committe to probe the violences were set-up, thaough the UNF made big promises that they will do so once they came to power. It is since 4 years and 8 months and nothing has happened. These guys are big LIARS. The Muslims should take note of this very carefully.
Noor Nizam – “The Muslim Voice”.
The most attractive UNP Presidential Candidate is Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka who is a ‘pure’ UNPer.
He has an excellent understanding of Internal Security.
He has shown potential to work with all including Cabinet Ministers carrying specific portfolios and technocrats.
He is acceptable to the minorities including Tamils and Muslims and Catholics.
He is capable of leading crackdowns on corruption, impunity and the drug menace.
He is acceptable to the Sinhala Buddhist leadership.
He is acceptable to all parties in the UNF.
He respects the judiciary.
Question to Gindara Perera:
Would the Tamil community really vote for SF? They tend to block vote in accordance to their political leaders’ wishes e.g. TNA.
TNA tend to have grievances towards individuals involved with defeating LTTE during the war.
Just a thought.
simple question to you. Who elects ‘the most inept, uneducated, unpatriotic governments in the world!?
Of course Dilshan, we, the majortity SINHALA BUDDHIST voters of this nation assisted by the Mercedes Mahanayakes have been instrumental in voting-in ‘the most inept, uneducated, unpatriotic governments in the world!’ repeatedly since 1948.
So Brother Dilshan, blame yourself rather than the riff-raff you elect to parliament and president all the time.
Reply to Andrada,
Thank you for your reply.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Sinhala majority vote was split during the last election, was it not?
Thus, the importance of the minority vote.
Admittedly, the choice of suitable parliamentary candidates is rather limited; far from ideal for voters.
Nevertheless, it is the duty of those in power to do their best for the country.
Can they claim to have done that?
This Blame game has been going on since Independence and would continue to go on until worlds end, this country will be same at the turn of the next century too, as we still do not recognize our selves as Sri-Lankans but recognize ourselves according to Ethnicity Religion and cast, politicians will come politicians will get rich and go and the voter will get poorer and the country will still be with the begging bowl forever. God bless my country Banana Republic