14 December, 2017

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How Come Mahinda Rajapaksa Needs More Security Than I Do? – CBK

“I am not surprised that Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa is acting, as usual, as if the country owes him and his family special privileges that need not be given to any other Sri Lankan,” says former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

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Issuing a statement on the regularisation of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security detail, the former President said; “In September 2007, 15 months after my retirement, President Rajapaksa and his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was responsible for the entire security apparatus of the Sri Lankan State, instructed the relevant authorities to withdraw every single one of my Security personnel, all vehicles and weaponry. I was left without any Security for two months.”

We publish below the statement in full:

I watched with amusement the agitation of the Joint Opposition MP’s regarding the reduction of the Security accorded to Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa.

It is pertinent to remind Hon. Rajapaksa of the manner in which he treated another former president and the Security he accorded her.

I retired in November 2005, while the civil war between the State of Sri Lanka and the LTTE was going on. The LTTE issued several formal statements announcing that they would attempt to assassinate Chandrika even after her retirement, giving the main reason for this as the take-over of Jaffna from the LTTE by the Kumaratunga Government and clearing Jaffna of the LTTE, compelling the LTTE to limit themselves to the smaller areas of Killinochchi and Mullativu.

The Special Committee of the Security Council studied my security needs after retirement and suggested that I be given a Security detail of 300 personnel with the required vehicles and weaponry. Acting on my usual principle of cutting down Government expenditure to the maximum, I rejected the Security Council proposal and agreed to only 150 personnel and 10 vehicles, including security vehicles.

In September 2007, 15 months after my retirement, President Rajapaksa and his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was responsible for the entire security apparatus of the Sri Lankan State, instructed the relevant authorities to withdraw every single one of my Security personnel, all vehicles and weaponry. I was left without any Security for two months.

Protests expressed by a few MP’s of the UNP and several foreign governments (ALL MP’s and other representatives of the SLFP being forbidden from talking to Chandrika Kumaratunga or taking up any issues for her) compelled the Rajapaksa Government to restore a small part of her Security – 40 personnel in all and five vehicles in poor condition. Until the present day my Security remains the same.

The Sirisena/Wickremesinghe did inform me that I could ask for more Security. My Security has now been increased by only eight more Security personnel.

At present the country is not at war, the security situation is stable and I do not understand how Hon. Rajapaksa can argue that he needs more Security and privileges than I do.

I am not surprised that Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa is acting, as usual, as if the country owes him and his family special privileges that need not be given to any other Sri Lankan.

Signed: Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

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    The fact that she refers to herself in the third person speaks volumes. To hell with these entitled parasites.

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      Obviously, MR defeated one of the ruthless terrorist organizations in the world. Therefore, he needs more security. Madam CBK is not wise enough to understand the reality, it would be very easy for India and the West to fool her.

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        AN TANY PETAR.!!!!!!

        DO YOU HAVE ANG??????. [HORNS,][ KOMBOO]
        YOU IDIOT,
        M R Kabaraya jarapassa and his thieves and killers clan did not Defeat the LTTE.

        WE, PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA sacrificed our lives, money and time to defeat the LTTE Killers,
        M R Kabaraya jarapassa and Hothambaya, his thieves and killers clan only bribed LTTE and killed our people and entertained LTTE ers like karuna and plliyan.

        not only that M R Kabaraya jarapassa and Hothambaya,and is family smuggled LTTE ERS to west for huge sums of money and looted people’s money.
        you sitting on the brain idiot,
        We people need security more than politikkas.

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          You idiot, stop talking nonsense. Three decades the Tamil armed groups were fighting against the government. Why you waited until May 2009, if you could have eliminated the LTTE without the Rajapaksas?

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            Antany Peter

            Its you again.

            How are you?

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            Man Antony, it a detriment for China to spending money on you.

            You have some memory lapses of what to do & when? Fix it man.

            When you see your boss and if he start to pick up on you for having said that Old King won the war not China, you tell him it was an accident and tell him CT’s readers know that error. But don’t keep making that mistake again.

            Ok Now, (before you go and make the same mistake again)

            like good boy, repeat after me : ” China Won the war; We presented Colombo Pong Cing for China.”

            Your mother’s hand may be still paining by rocking the cradle for you thinking when you grow up you would become a man. But you grow up as a poor ant. By the hard work you did to China, “Kazhuthai Theenchu Kadderumpaanathu”.(By the hardship of the work, the donkey has been abrased down to ant)

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          WE SEEN ENOUGH OF YOUR TYPE, DAYS OF YOUR MUG SHOTS ARE COUNTED.
          IF KNOW SUCH THINGS THEN WHY NOT COMPLAIN TO FCID? PROBABLY TAMILS WILL PAY YOU GOOD MONEY.
          [Edited out]

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            NANA, ANg Tany peter,

            you can turn your Hat other side and wear it.
            Both of you can ask for a share of bribe given to LTTE and ask Karuna or pillayan become Prime minister and visit Dalada Maaligaawa and SRi Maha bohodiya with M R Kabaraya and Hothambaya to get blessing for the SINS they have committed to the people of Sri Lanka.

            There are 51000000 moodayas like you in sri lanka voted for M R Kabaraya.
            and still want to suck our blood.

            What time we will get rid of these kabarayas leaches, hyenas and vultures????????????????.
            What a bunch of blood sucking buffoons ??????.

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          JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

          “M R Kabaraya jarapassa and his thieves and killers clan did not Defeat the LTTE.”

          You got it right.

          “WE, PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA sacrificed our lives, money and time to defeat the LTTE Killers,”

          Of course the people suffered for their stupidity, by voting for selfish, racists, stupid and most crooked candidates in the past. LTTE was defeated by VP the psychopath, Hindia and with the support of 30 odd countries.

          Hindia lent nearly $2 Billion from 2005 to 2009 towards defense expenses, for the destruction of this island.

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            Native

            How are you ? I came couple of time on and off did not see you around !

            I have left CT since the defeat of MARA, its a sad day for me, no more Kabaraya’s to bully or bash which means nothing much to write about.

            Current lot seems to be pavi pavi (floating) going but seems there is a plan. I think we will have to give them time.

            I think Kabarays is puling the lanu (strings) of gonnu around our country.

            What a pathetic situation the curse seems will never lift out of our country.

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              Afzal

              “How are you ?”

              We are doing fantastically well watching every keeping an eye on the crooks, war criminals, …… on 24/7/52 basis.

              You too should contribute your time and comments here to keep the people well informed because enemies of the people are proactive in what they do best, defraud the public, stay above the law, deny people their freedom, rights, ….

              Bashing the bigots is fun too.

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                Enemies of the ppl….ummm like DJ… Sonja…. Anthany Peter(MRs would be advisor)?

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        Antary Peter,

        What a joke? Mahinda Rajapakse defeated LTTE??? It is true LTTE was defeated during the period of President Mahinda Rajapakse. In reality, several factors, several governments, particulary India & USA contributed to the defeat of LTTE. Why do you need security if you have completely wiped out LTTE? Why do you need more security now? Who is the enemy now? Why the people defeated Mahinda Rajapakse in 2015? The people felt Mahinda is the threat to democracy, freedom of speeach, the inity of the people? In otherwords Mahinda is the ruthless terrorist. Do you want to give security to a terrorist? I think he should be inside the jail where he can live with full security.

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          Why should CBK have security. ? She was the unofficial spokesperson for the LTTE. She was protected after a fudged attempt on her life

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            Lol @ fudged attempt. Is that why she lost vision in one eye? Ungrateful ppl. .she n SF have been bomb victims in the time of war….Didn’t MR kiss the ground and say…that the LTTE has been defeated.IF so why so many security officials.? Is his or Barack Obama’s life is at threat? Barack doesn’t have as many security officials as MR..he even goes to shop groceries ANDVSTAYS IN THE LINE YO PAY for the grocery…Will MR the actor ever do that? Govt should stop providing thayvmany security officials…its NOT the personal cash of theparliamentarians..its the MONEY THAT BELONGS TO RHE PUBLIC.

            Losers all….scratching each others backs…

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    Gormer President Madame Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga,

    RE: How Come Mahinda Rajapaksa Needs More Security Than I Do? – CBK

    How Come Mahinda Rajapaksa Needs More Security Than I Do?

    Because

    1. Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family and cronies stole billions and still have billions stacked away , and the they need the extra protection, UNTIL, the Government finds that stolen loot.

    2. Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family and cronies have killed many and “still” these killings, such as Lasantha, Ekliyagoda, Thajudeen, etc. are being investigated.

    3. Others can their reasons beyond the above two.

    Have you heard the Sinhala Kavi, Poem

    MaRa Mara ChaTu Mara
    MaRa Mara AmaNa Mara
    MaRa Mara HoRa Mara
    MaRa Mara MiNi MaRu Mara
    MaRa Mara DhuShaNa Mara?

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      There is a very simple explanation. You don’t have command of the White Van fleet and they had. You don’t have a guilty conscience of murdering innocent people and they do. The fear of the karma coming back haunts them and not you.

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    Has the rogue queen lost her marbles? She thinks she is the one who defeated the LTTE. She does not need any security since nobody cares for her. LTTE would not be interested in killing her since she is now more interested in Tamil welfare than the Sinhalese. President Mahinda Rajapaksa saved the country by defeating LTTE and killing Prabhakaran. He did it in the face of opposition from U.K., France Germany, and the USA. That is why he needs the extra security. If anything happens to him the people will not forgive this Government or their leaders. I think she is suffering from PTSD seems to suffer from Alzheimers disease on top of it.

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    Madam CBK, I would not address Medamulana Meeharaka as “Honourable”. Let us thrust this piece of garbage in the limbo of forgotten things!

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    HeHeHeHeHeeeeee

    Madam must be poohing in her pants thinking how to address our inhabitants in Horoupathana, to ask them to give Dr Batalanda Ranil the main gig at the next Election.

    But nothing to worry if the Madam moves to a seaside suburb in the Federal Eelaam in the North.

    Western mates may even build a nice bungalow with a pool and a bar to go along with it…

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    “I am not surprised that Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa is acting, as usual, as if the country owes him and his family special privileges that need not be given to any other Sri Lankan.”

    Attanagalle Watti Amma opens her ‘Hekera Kata’ again.

    Countries face crises; crises that calls for true leaders; crises in which leaders are tested to the full when their decisions make the difference between success and failures, victory and defeat. In Sri Lanka one politician above all remains as the crisis leader. The politician who saw Sri Lanka through its darkest hour in recent history is President Mahinda Rajapakse.

    The way President Rajapakse dealt with the LTTE terrorist crisis in Sri Lanka reminds me Winston Churchill’s speech in 1940. He said “You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.”

    President Rajapakse gave leadership to defeat Prabhakaran and LTTE terrorists and bring peace to the country. You did not. That is the difference. Bandaranayake family ruined Sri Lanka. Rajapakse family saved Sri Lanka. That is the difference. You are in Sri Lanka not because you love Sinhales or Tamils. You are here to 1.) Take revenge from President Rajapakse 2.) To collect $$$$s using the slogan ‘Reconciliation’. Please leave us alone and get lost!

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      Eagle Eye, SL Citizen, Dr Clean, ……

      “I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.”

      Do you think the public racist Churchill alone on his own single handedly won the war against tyranny?

      Some estimated war death in WWII

      Soviet Union Military (10,000,000)+ Civilian (10,000,000) = 20,000,000

      India Military (24,000)+ Civilian (13,000) = 37,000

      Total estimated Allied death 39,963,700

      Less UK estimated death toll 388,000

      Estimated Non UK death toll 39,575,700

      Who won Churchill’s tyranny all over British colony? How did they win it in India and other colonies?

      Read and learn about the public racist who not only continued to insult brown and black people, but kill, deprive them their freedom, … :

      Not his finest hour: The dark side of Winston Churchill

      27 October 2010

      http://www.independent.co.uk/
      news/uk/politics/not-his-finest
      -hour-the-dark-side-of-winston
      -churchill-2118317.html

      You must be the original/authentic lackey to the white man. How old are you?

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    Prebakarn Mahindha’s one time buddy help him to win election will not harm hime.

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    “How Come Mahinda Rajapaksa Needs More Security Than I Do?”

    Because He wants People to believe, that He is in Danger from the LTTE, whom He says He Single Handedly defeated!

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    Dear madam! Your reaction is entirely justified, given the fact that the Rajapakses ill treated you after you left office. If no one remembers, I will remember the fact that you lost a part of your sight entirely because of the then on going battle with LTTE. Even Rajapakses conveniently forgot that.

    There are numerous differences between the Rajapakses and your self, ma’am. One of them is that hard liners who still campaign out of the country for a separate state in the Northern and Eastern parts of this country would not consider that seriously you as a threat to their cause whereas in the case of Rajapakses it is different. However, they too have noted, ma’am, that you have disowned the report of Manouri Muttetuwegama, Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu and others who called for the appointment of foreign judges, which was commissioned with your blessings and that your ability to change colours at any given time.

    Whatever be the draw-backs, particularly when it comes to amity of people, of Chandrika K and Mahinda R they held the helm of this country and adequate security should be given to both of them, neither opulent nor measly.

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    Not a single corrupt member of the Mahinda Jarapassa family is behind bars even ‘tho there is abundant evidence that they looted the people of Lanka and Sira-Rani-CBK Jarapalanaya govt. has been in power for more than 2 years.

    Is this because Bond Scam Ranil Wickramsinghe and Ravi K. foot not artist Harsha de Silva, and Malik have looted even more than the corruption Mahinda Jarapassa family?

    CBK should answer this question NOW.

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    Just watch film clips of 2017 May Day rally at the Gallface.

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      Yep… knee jerk reaction of this shameless desperate government was to reduce the security hoping that MR would be assasinated

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    Simple reply, to protect this murderer/thug from the people he harmed and to boost his ego… He should not be given any security at all, and all official vehicles taken back, cos there were news reports of the number of vehicles he was ‘gifted’… He and family can use those… And we will save some money!!!!!

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    As arguably the most ineffectual president this country ever had, your outrageous statement is laughable.

    Whatever the circumstances, it is the single-minded resoluteness of MR that got rid of the LTTE. The Diaspora are fuming and any chance of harming him will be funded without limit. He deserves to be protected for this reason alone.

    You, on the other hand, are a lying, lazy individual whose tenure was one of the most non-progressives in the history of this country. You were there through nepotism and it would be fair to day that you let the Bandaranaike name be sullied by your ill-thought and poorly executed governance.

    You have no legacy whatsoever.

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      Just saying

      “Whatever the circumstances, it is the single-minded resoluteness of MR that got rid of the LTTE.”

      Good.

      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

      -Joseph Goebbels

      You are just saying for the sake of saying aren’t you or are you trying to be Clan’s chief Goebbels?

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa’s anxiety about his security is quite understandable. He is well aware that there are thousands of people who want to tear him alive limb from limb for all the gratuitous atrocities he committed under the pretext of combating terrorism and then either denying it or simply dismissing it as collateral damage.

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      LOL can understand the tamils’ level of bu++ hurt after MR killed prabhakaran

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    Dear Madam Chandrika Kumaratunge,

    MaRa wants him and his family members to be treated as war heros. For him what you did strategicaly ( eg. Capturing Jaffna and making LTTE to move to Wanni ) is not a big deal. What your FM Kadirgamar (his sirname is that of Kataragama Deiyo ) did in the International Arena is not a big deal.

    The blunder you made by denying sonn of the soil Kadirgamar ( born as Christian and died as a Buddhist), promotion also favoured MaRa to become the PM and then the President.

    Majority of the Maha Sangha and majority of the Sinhalese Buddhists are made to see him as Duttu Gemunu reborn.

    Among the Sri Lankan diaspora the majority who hold dual citizenship are Sinhalese Buddhists. In the near future the Sinhalese diaspora will out number the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora.

    Yet many narrow minded from the Sinhalese Diaspora continue tell the Tamils who want devolution of power , you all go back to Tamil Nadu.

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    Three leaders this country could have done very well without: RW, CBK & MR.

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    Because no one cares about you CBK. You don’t have any threats, since you have done nothing on defeating terrorism. And you have 100% support from diaspora
    You are the worst president this country ever had.

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    Mahinda.R.name is Same for the nation!yes one hand he did good for nation(wiped out the LTTE) Other hand he & his family taking money from poor & others and looting & killing people they don’t like… I mean just a one good thing & lots of Bad things…. Give me a break…I know SRI LANKA’S people are not stupid…! M.R want to come back to the power main reason is he & his family running out the money they made from poor nation…”Because of you killed bad Ass people(LTTE)…they is NO reason you can or could kill good innocent people! So……. WAKE UP! $.Dawson.
    Peace in Middle east,Nation(Sri Lanka) and Entire World! $.D.

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    M.R is a bullshit bro…

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    CBK needs security from BBS terrorists. Mahinda claims he eradicated LTTE terrorists, so who does he needs security from? Definitely not from BBS, because he is one o them

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    What happened this Chandrika, she is always throwing mudslides to Mahinda Rajapaksha’s and his family. this retire lady destroying Sri lanka and her face as well as party. for what she need security she is always around the world who taking revenge from her. never ever LTTE because her daughter married tamil person who know who is he and her son also said he shy to be a sri Lankan.

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      wije

      “her son also said he shy to be a sri Lankan.”

      You ought to be ashamed of yourself for being Sri Lankan for killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people, depriving citizenship and deporting hard working people, burning down Library, electing most crooked politicians, granting impunity to thieves, murderers and war criminals, ………………….. institutionalising violence, land grabbing, ensuring crooks in government, in state institutions, armed forces, police services, …….

      Go to a secluded place and scream.

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    Honorable Madam, CBk please say something good for the country and waste no time in speaking about others.

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    Whether you like her or not, she is entitled to criticize and speak out, after all isn’t that what free speech is all about? Perhaps the Rajapaksa’s need more security, because they have killed more journalists, and others who stood in their way. There are other family members suspected of killing SL citizens, including the sons.
    The Rajapaksa’s have made more enemies, and I am sure need more security. Simple.

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    The LTTE issued several formal statements announcing that they would attempt to assassinate Chandrika even after her retirement…. BUT they did not carryout as CBK sent a bunch of Roses to the famous Leader’s daughter on her Birthday and for the favour of taking over Jaffna anyway that was going to be handed over.

    Hello Pissu Madam !!!!! Why don’t you focus on Good Governance and Development.
    If you bring back your monies looted or earned at the expense of the country we will be able to complete the Highway to Kandy passing Attanagalla and directly to Jaffna.

    Aiyo…. this lady’s pissu getting doubled by the day. CT Editor has time to publish such statements?
    Better do a Baila with Paki Sothy & shot of whisky to soothe the thinking.

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    “The Special Committee of the Security Council studied my security needs after retirement and suggested that I be given a Security detail of 300 personnel with the required vehicles and weaponry. Acting on my usual principle of cutting down Government expenditure to the maximum, I rejected the Security Council proposal and agreed to only 150 personnel and 10 vehicles, including security vehicles.”

    What a waste of money and other resources????

    If you all practised BUDDHISM CEYLON would be in a better position than Singapore.

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    Chandrika does not need any security as she is on a contract from Westerners to bring LTTE back, and she is cheating the current government too. She can go to anywhere in North without even a single bodyguard or police and we challenge her to prove if this is not the case. Rajapaksa is a hero as he is the only leader in the world to eradicate Westerner supported Terrorist movement called LTTE. This is why Rajapaksa needs protection and Chandrika does not need any. She resurrected all anti-Sri lankan Tamil NGOs banned by previous SL government. She should be expelled from SL as she is more dangerous than Prabakaran to Sri Lanka.

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      Kiran

      Brilliant lie. We are not buying yours.

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      Kiran,
      Mahinda himself accepted that he did it for India, not for Srilanka.Gotapaya admitted himself they distroyed LTTE armed ships because of US intelligence. Mahinda visited Thirupathy temple during that period more than his visit to Dalada Maligawa. Mahinda paid billions to LTTE to win the Election. LTTE eastern commander Karuna was brought under Government control by UNP. It is the UNP administraion peace negotiation weakened LTTE power. It is Chandrika’s appointment of Laksman Kathirkamar made LTTE banned internationally. It si the armed forces lead by Sarath Fonseka defeated LTTE, not Mahinda. What Mahinda did was destroyed the good name of the Srilanka by massacaring 50,000 Tamils by using Chemical weapons from China.

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    This is not really about MR’s security issue, it is about ego mentality of being the king. If he annihilated LTTE why so much fear of life?

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    [Edited out] ! You are a non-entity as far as Sri Lanka is concerned. Why? ‘Cos you are now in the lap of LTTE diaspora trying to carve out a section of the country to those terrorists. Get lost. You have no fear from LTTE at all unlike Mahinda who saved the country from those terrorists.

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    Security for you from public funds, for what

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    Politicians are law makers, they decide. they live to suit their ego. CBK doe snot need to waste money by having 150 for security.

    Mr walks every where and talk infront of thousands but he is not inside a bullet proof glass. Yet his cronies are crying out loud for 42 policemen when he has 187 seurity.

    I think the police man who shot at Siriktha is one from MR security detail.

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