“I will be dedicated to the task of totally eradicating the drug menace presently experienced in Sri Lanka. I will do so within a period of three years through a coordinated effort covering the implementation of laws, the actions of police and other social institutions”.
The above paragraph is quoted from the fancy document titled Mahinda Chinthana under the heading “An end to the drug menace”. Accordingly, the drug menace in Sri Lanka should have been totally eradicated by 2008. What really happened is just the opposite.
*Mohamed Mubarak Mohamed Mujaid and Gotabaya
The Ministers and parliamentarians connected to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government even with the intervention of the Prime Minister, wholesale consignments and container loads of drugs were brought into Sri Lanka. It is an undisputed fact that under the administration of Kurunegala district candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa the drug business flourished freely with no restrictions whatsoever. It was during his period that drug dealers’ activities expanded and reached the top most official domain. It was Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Secretary of Defence who was responsible for eliminating the drug business during the period of rule under Kurunegala district candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa. People are now aware how Gotabaya acted with regard to the drug business in the country.
It is revealed that Mohamed Mubarak Mohamed the Head of the international drug dealer network, who supplied heroin from Pakistan to a number of countries including Sri Lanka, is a close friend of the Defence Secretary. The media had published photographs of Mohamed Mujaid meeting with Gotabaya Rajapaksa. These very same Rajapaksas shouted from rooftops about patriotism but they are the people who grossly violated the pledge given to the country through the Mahinda Chinthanaya promising to wipe out child abuse, rape, underworld and organized crimes by strengthening the law.
The information revealed through Mohamed Mubarak Mohamed Mujaid incident proves the shameful efforts made by Rajapaksas (who had agreements with Casino kings such as James Packer) to promote the casino culture in Sri Lanka to destroy the future generation. There were reports about giving directives to permit the use of heroin and blue films in the North as a means of preventing youth moving towards militancy in the North. Thus it is obvious that Kurunegala district candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa and his set of thieves would resort to any corrupt an unholy action crushing all accepted moral values and human relations for the sake of power. This proves that the United Peoples Freedom Alliance is only a sheep in wolf’s clothing.
The majority of this country on the 8th of January defeated this corrupt and disgraceful administration. Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thero, Ven Omalpe Sobhitha Thero, Ven. Athuraliya Rathana Thero along with a large number of political parties, artistes, academics including university professors and lecturers, with the civil society organizations have rallied together to prevent the reappearance of men like Mohamed Mubarak Mohamed Mujaid through people like Gotabaya Rajapaksa. In order to completely wipe off this type of perilous businesses permanently from our soil and protect our future generation, the Kurunegala district candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa and the rogues around him, have to be defeated on the 17th of August. It is the responsibility of everybody who desires to live in a society where morality prevails.
*Statement Issued By Karu Jayasuriya, Minister Of Public Administration, Local Government And Democratic Governance – 30th July 2015