Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on the government to not hide the truth from the people, while claiming that the suicide jacket along with other explosives found in Chavakachcheri was in fact new, and not a cache of old explosives as claimed by the government.
“As soon as I heard about the discovery, I called Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, he told me he will check on it and let me know,” Rajapaksa said while addressing an event in Anuradhapura on Saturday.
However, he went on to say that while the government claimed that the suicide jacket was old, according to information he had received this was new. “We got to know this is new, even though the government says it is old, the information I received is correct,” he said.
Rajapaksa went on to add that people should be informed and the truth must not be hidden.
According to the police the explosives including the suicide jacket which were found following a tip off, were wrapped in a Sinhalese language newspaper which was published in 2007. Police believed that the explosives were hidden during the war.
DPJ / April 3, 2016
NIKAN HITAPAN YAKO PACHA KELINNE NETIWA. We do know that you are an incarnation of the PACHA MASTER Chetiya, and it is appropriate to call you Chetiya 11, because you are such a damn liar. Shut up and wait you SOB.
Samuel Jayaweera / April 3, 2016
How can he being away from all the touches verify about the suicidal kits found lately ?
Undoubtedly he is making every effort to pain it in favour of attention being dragged to him, as always has been.
Journos please question this man when he is making prevarications… irresponsible remarks can end up with new kind of violences. This man is a proved criminal whoever could study him during the last 10 years
rew / April 3, 2016
Trying to thrive on the misery of others again.
MsMaralathoni / April 3, 2016
This my granny called ” bora deiye malu allanawa..ones fishing on muddy water”. Does former high man at all need to fall the level ?
Hamlet / April 4, 2016
How can Rajapakse have seen the Suicide Vest to declare it as NEW?
Even Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, said He would have to look at it before declaring whether it was Old or New?
The Opposition seems to be Opening its Big Mouth on Hearsay Gossip.
Hinniappu / April 4, 2016
Since these are serious issues that undoubtedly need the most sensitive attention, even God should see it with impartial leaving investigative authorities do their job properly.
Right at the moment a gang led by former PRESIDENT is seen as making every effort to spread lies and grab the attention – mere PR actitivies. That alone shows their irresponsible behaviours.
Why should we all become invesitgators, that can only leave almost everything in chaos. Former high man should FINALLY learn to GRASPH that he is no longer president and be silent right at the moment as a MP.
He cant know it better -his advice can be useful nothing beyond that. Right at the moment, all lawful bodies are alert according to PM/President so why to leave and spread paranoid theories. As also made it clear by PM to the press, even today, Germany is working on new findings after 2nd world war – like bombs that had been mined somewhere.. etc. Not few months ago, I was about to fly from Dussedorf airport to Zurich – there they the authtorities had to annul our flight the reason had been a bomb/mine to have found in Dusseldorf near to the airport. The bomb was reported to be from 2nd world war.
Analyst / April 4, 2016
The security is doing all possible behind scene , they need not publicise and give you updates every second.
Scare tactics will only PARALYSE the country forever like it did the last 15 years.
Did we have any progress Educationally Scientifically , or Industrially?? You fools.
The Stupid Past Leader and the Muppets for the last 10-12 years fed the people with SCARE MONGERING TACTICS,
Don’t go here don’t go there sit stand and worship the Paraiyah Dictator.
We our country was facing ETERNAL DOOM .
THANK GOD WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS DOING SOMETHING GOOD FOR US AND THE COUNTRY.
PLEASE sh……t. The Fu……k u….p. All those spreading scare mongering on CT .
Punchiburampi / April 5, 2016
It is the stupidity of Rajaakshe thinking still feels that they are the only ones who could know it better. But times will show them a lession soon. These 3-4 months will bring all harm to the nation but after all the settings are made towards development projects as it is planned by the current regime, nothign can go wrong – all in all 20% increase of tourist arrivals have been reported just for the last month. I know guys that long to come to ssrilanka for holidays. Most of them are germans.. german academics. Once upon a time slanka was their Urlaubsinsel(number one holiday destination) not Bankgok. Those who travel to bankgkok are mostly for cheap sex while those arrive in lanka are more to buddhism and nature coutry travelers.
Lanka can be boomed, if they the rrulers will make every efforts to promote tourism and secondly the software industry with the graduates being produced by lanken university colleages annualy.We need to decrease the numbers go to clean the toilets of arab folks – LANKENS should amend the laws so that only SKILLED AND PROFSSIONALS can leave the country if at all they want to see their income going to abroad.
Sinchuappu / April 4, 2016
Just an another devious act only.
Nothing beyond that.
If anyone would believe that intelligence is still on the hand of former president – that is absolutely an conspiratory lie to show that the current rulers have not eve control over the forces today. They make efforts ever ymeans to topple the current regime, since then only they can block all on going investigations of the mountaions of high profile allegations levelled against the previous adminsitration, Rajaakshe, siblings, offsprings and all henchmen creeped and made a fool out of MR for their selfish gains.
AntiRajaforever / April 4, 2016
So called opposition is proved that their target is to sabotage in all means. Former high man should be treated by professionals to tame him for the good of the nation. Basta
Piyasoma Yatawala / April 5, 2016
How Rajaakshe played Santa Clos during his terms:
Amarasiri / April 3, 2016
RE: Mahinda Rajapaksa Says Suicide Jacket Is New, And People Must Know The Truth
People must know the truth says the biggest liar Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Mahinda rajapaksa worst lie ever told-
Published on Nov 23, 2014
Analyst / April 3, 2016
MARA And GL Peiris
Should be arrested for creating Calamity among Srilankans . Under the Prevention of Terrorism Act he should be Banged up and question him at length.
That is the right way to deal within a Democratic Country.
MS and Ranil are playing a double game and this man is causing Mayhem among the citizen.
Where would this end??
It has to end by putting this cheating and Lying Malayali in prison.
Hope the President will deal with this kind of serious propaganda at once before this bugger BURN SL DOWN TO PROVE HIS POINT.
HE HAS MONEY TO BUY ANY NUMBER OF THUGS TO DO THE JOB .
Gonmanpila / April 4, 2016
THe kind of news can give a relief to MR et al thse days, since the ruling ministers are on a struggle to clear debt crisis left by MR et al. Instead of discuss on the high profile fund losses, to focus on these issues to show his genuinenss can turn the mind sets of the stupid people.
Some still believe that Mahinda could do better even if ates multi billions at once. No matter tax payers to pay more to gap up the debts, they would even give their lovely ones to please Rajaakshes.
Deshapremiya / April 4, 2016
DPJ, have you heard the Sinhala expression “Parrah-ballek birruwata kanduk paathweidha” (just because a mongrel barks, will it bring down a mountain). What you say is correct. It was the mountain of lies that ended the brutal reign of this psychopathic “TOMM-PACHAYA” (pathological liar).
Hamlet / April 4, 2016
Sadly, Sri Lankans have come to believe any New Gossip, till something Newer comes along!
Samuel Jayaweera / April 4, 2016
Mr former president turn Kurunagala MP,
what we the right thinking ones of this soil cant get is
a) Were you an honest leader
b) had you had unique powers to keep it under control than the current regime
c)why you think that you were powerful than anyone else to add your thoughts on this alarming issues ?
d)Had you been that pragmatic, why the provable billions went missing by your direct mismanagement ?
e) Why you dont utter a single word on SRILANKEN losses but come up always with an another issue to cover up targeted ones that need your direct attention right at the moment ?
f) Experts believe even if the airline would have been sold out today, the burden – high losses left by it will not be able to settle… so you behaved like a most stupid and incapble man.. putting the burden on the others. That is it where you should be cooperative not in the areas where suicide kits or anything like that have now been found.
Native Vedda / April 4, 2016
Can I interest you in a few points for you to ponder?
The Samaraweera-Gallage “verbal exchange” and its implications
By D.B.S. Jeyaraj
“Major General Chagi Gallage, General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Army’s 51 Division located in Kopay, who was once in charge of the Presidential Guard under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, proposed that a military representative be included in the task force appointed by the Government to enforce provisions of the Geneva resolution”.
“Minister Samaraweera rejected the proposal saying this could not be done. An exchange of words is reported to have ensued. Days later, Maj. Gen. Gallage was transferred out of Jaffna. Senior Army officials declined to confirm or deny the incident. He has now been appointed Director General of Infantry at Army Headquarters”.
Suicide jacket and Tiger cadre in custody: Some startling findings
Suspect’s move facilitated by soldier’s bro
Lethal haul moved to Chava on Sunday night
LTTE combatant, others planning major attack
Lethal cache found on Wednesday
By Shamindra Ferdinando
March 31, 2016
The police identified the suspect as Edward Julian alias Ramesh (32).
The police arrested the suspect at a check point at Wannerikulam in the Kilinochchi District.
Investigations have revealed that the suspect had moved into the safe house in January last year with the help of a person identified as Sivadarshan. Chavakachcheri-based sources said that Sivadarshan had been employed as a heavy vehicle driver and was responsible for facilitating the main suspect securing a safe house. Both Sivadarshan and the main suspect had worked for a Jaffna-based company for about two years.
Sivadarshan has disappeared in the wake of the main suspect’s arrest. Well informed sources told The Island that Sivadarshan’s brother was among those recruited to the Army during the previous administration. After the LTTE had been brought to heel, the previous government resumed recruitment of Tamil soldiers in accordance with an overall plan to promote national reconciliation. The soldier is based at a main camp in the Northern Province was likely to be questioned, sources said, adding that Julian seemed to be an important operative in a well-organised group determined to carry out a major attack
Please note the points and the timing of discovery.
Samuel Jayaweera / April 4, 2016
This man is absolutely a headache to lanka today…
he himself adding it today.
“Rajapaksa went on to add that people should be informed and the truth must not be hidden.”
Why the bugger et al kept it away from the people about all the truths in terms of economy… not forgetting the few hundreds of billons alone SRILANKEN airlines owe to pay.. by this day ?
Doublestandards thoughts.. may be the guy is suffering from a rare kind of demencia ?
Hinniappu / April 4, 2016
Meeharaka led adminsitraton all alone made the PUBLIC fools saying there will be an electric chair.
Current govt made the CHAIR disspaeared immediately they came to office.
Today, the defence authorities are well alert and they find new items that had bene left after the war – latter is the case with drugs and drug traffickers too. ::
But the very same tactics are now being played to scare the nation for no reason. There will be no space in the current system any terror groups to raise their head should be clear to everyone LET alone today.
MR et al are masters to create panics among all to grab their attention towards them.
Remember the stories stammered to the nation shortly before the PE election doing all kind of frauds by the
Manel / April 3, 2016
Unfortunately, this needs a thorough investigation. This could mean many things:
1. That is was an old suicide vest from the previous war
2. That is a plant to spook the nation and deliberately left there to be found, so that the nation
will be reminded just how great the previous regime was (making the people long for the Rajapaksa days).
3. A stupid joke at the expense of the people.
In our country, anything is possible and no one can be trusted.
Sinchuappu / April 3, 2016
right at the moment, former president should better focus on as to why the information keep revealing why he spent billions of the people as Santaclos rather than adding any thoughts about the kits being found by police. It is not former high man or anyothers to add their thoughts on this – since the country having learnt lessions from a 30 year old cruel war, would never let this forget wihtout investigating.
Knowing all these, former guys must better shut their orifices not abusing those event to attack the current regime.
Right at the moment, with all the forces being united to go for almost everyting on an accoutnable manner, nothing can go wrong actually.
justice / April 3, 2016
A ‘new’ “suicide kit” wrapped in an old 2007 newspaper is a bit of a puzzle.
Does anyone preserve nine year old newspapers?
What does the Government Analyst say.
This appears to be a plant to justify continued militarisation of the north and east – the armed forces have never had it so good – especially in peacetime.
Lanka Watch / April 3, 2016
Justice – CID will solve your puzzle sooner. It is more puzzling that all of a sudden the security forces found arms catche in two or more places at the same time.You may be right in your saying that this could
be a plan to continue occupying N/E under the pretext of security.
Govt. must be in a dilemma as to where to plant thousands of armed forces personnel who are jobless with full pay, as stiff opposition
is growing from people of N/E.to limit the military strength to a required level during peace time as they want free movement in their areas without hindrance. If it was under MR era, he would have said, shut up, it is due to security but this Govt. cannot afford to say that as they practice democracy and rule of law and reconciliation
work is in progress. Rest of the provinces will not accept armed
force personnel in excess of requirement as their presence will
hinder normal activities of the people.
Tamils learnt a bitter lesson and said enough is enough to armed struggle and they will never, ever engage in undemocratic processes
to achieve their goals in the future. There are two options left to
the govt. One is to dismantle the forces and absorb the excess cadre into govt.services or position them at Katchatheevu, which is under threat to occupy by Tamil Nadu as ownership is questioned,they could protect the shores of SL and thwart illegal fishing by poachers,not only by TN fishermen but also by Far East countries like China,Japan
Govt. should be sincere to the Tamils by not playing double game as
Tamils voted this govt. to power.
Warren / April 5, 2016
Can’t you see this is the plot by the security forces to oppose the government plans to hand over the people’s lands.They feel that they’re being not able to enjoy their freedom and unable to enforce its rule. This issue needs to be investigated. Mahinda,GLPieris Gota and Weravansa they seem to know what others.Therefore it is important that the government has to investigate what these men and find out what they’re saying and what they know. By delaying tactics this government will become the victim .Gota tried to fool the sinhala masses after the war in 2009 with the grease men in the Jaffna.Then three Tamil youths were made scapegoats and were killed using the encounter tactics.Now this new idea should be investigated soon.Is this a continuation of the Sinhala agenda to be able to prevent the Tamils getting equal rights and solving the problem that has been going on for the past 67years.This is also intended to fool the international community?
Analyst / April 3, 2016
This man and his crony says its new.
Now he need to be called to the FU…. ..G FCID TO prove his utterance. then the Namal circus goes on following the master idiot , his Media will sing their songs of chorus.
There we go again. -this group of Saboteurs will not hesitate to burn Srilanka to cinders TO PROVE THEIR POINT. THEY CAN SABOTAGE BRING ON THE THUGS AND THE DRUG DEALERS. RAPUSSA TO PROVE YOUR POINT.
Please you Animal don’t start your Racism again to prove your point to destroy the country.
We will Hate you if you do that .
My god !!! We are still recovering from your mayhem in the South !north, West. and East of SL.
Get a life you Barbaric Malayali Jarapakshe.
Lanka Watch / April 3, 2016
The Govt.,specially the intelligence services of Govt. security should be complimented for not panicking the people re the findings of war material at Chava. with unnecessary statements, which could have upset the people and induced them to retaliate in some form, as happened in 1983.
It is also encouraging to note that people did not panic over the incident as they know there is peace & harmony among major communities and they are confident that the govt.in power will never again allow
armed uprisings and communal flare ups. The people who panicked were those who wanted to create communal disharmony among the citizens. It is heartening to note that people are now politically educated and do not take law into their own hands.
There are many similar things happening in the country in large scale
like haul of narcotics, weapon hauls from underworld gangs, theft of fish from our seas by foreign poachers, kidney sales, daily murders using modern weapons and so on and the only worry people have is not about safety of the country as a whole but the law and order situation within the country and with the expected swap of ministers, we expect to have a strong man as minister to handle home land security. Last month it was the damage caused to the supply of electricity to the country due to vandalism and this week it is the finding of the weapons
in Chava and as long as the culprits indicted for corruption & political murders are let loose in the country, these incidents are bound to repeat, routinely.
Antany Peter / April 3, 2016
Anything is possible in a country where people fought a brutal civil war for decades. The young Tamils can be used by a third party when security is relaxed. Also finding arms here and there can’t be an unusual event where people fought a brutal civil war for three decades. As long as the government makes sure that history doesn’t repeat itself is fine with us. Former President is concern about the incident, nothing wrong with that.
Sinchuappu / April 4, 2016
Civil was not the problem, corruption war handled by Rajapakshes thugs. That was the biggest problems after the war is over.
Antany Peter / April 4, 2016
I rather trust MR than puppets of the West. The Middle East had done Ranil’s way, but Middle East has been destroyed. The diaspora trusted the West, they also fooled by the West. The Rajapaksas may have taken money but the country is still peaceful. But puppets of the West will destroy everything by handing over to the white man, we lived through the terror for few decades, because of the Western support through diaspora. How can I support a justice system to please the West, but I am a victim of the West’s injustice? My citizenship was deleted deliberately due my writings about the struggles of Australian aboriginal people, but I was prevented from getting a lawyer to fight my case. The West has been occupying the moral high ground to rule others. Therefore, we must enlighten others and have minimum damage by the West.
Samuel Jayaweera / April 4, 2016
Any srilanken leaders will not go beyond the limit today.
Because we all know how we suffered by 30 year war.
If Rajakashes are that patriots, they should have proved it by their terms that tax payers must not be subjected to a burden that they face it today. Telling utter untruths to the same folks that would have to struggle on their day lives rather than confronting with checks and balances of politics of the day – … Rajaakshe delieberately looted the nation.
There he proved it to any one with a bird brain that the guys are incapable of handling lanken developments.
So, today, we dont have a war, and the adminstration shoudl leave from the hands of MR et al basta.
We dont hear any kind of electric chair or excutions as had been the case with Rajaakshe.
Today media machines have mitigated the rumouers being propagated by Rajaakshe goons fo rhtei rpolitical survival. – wEERANSE is made silent to some extent since the rulers have much in their hand to arrest the man.
Mallaiyuran / April 4, 2016
“The young Tamils can be used by a third party “
Thank you for proving your point by yourself.
You need to know this is the man tried to force Tamilini to stand in NPC election;Formed Widows party to contest and printed second Uthayan to claim that Ananthi had join the government. While there are Tamil like you to wag the tail for a piece of Old bone, this jacket will become new.
Please explain me one thing, how many times a suicide jacket has to be used to make it looks like old? How do you arrive on a decision like that? Is there the jacket made year is engraved or labelled on the jacket?
The paper looks not used one. But it was printed in 2007. There is chance that the jacket was wrapped in few days ago in an unused newspaper, printed long ago. In the way your bosses printed second Uthayan, if needed, they would print any Newspaper for any date they want and warp the jacket in that. How this is making the jacket new?
kp / April 4, 2016
Alright, so what’s the alternative? Live forever in a militarized country? Keep the North and East perpetually under military oversight? Where does this logic of yours take us?
This shitshow needed, needs, and continues to need a political settlement once and for all. The longer we keep playing petty politics in the South, the longer this, and other burning issues in the country, go ignored. But we’re not willing to make compromises, so this continues. Another election will come, the sheep will flock to rallies and stages to hear uneducated idiots talk about how their opponent doesn’t have children, is too feminine, may be gay, etc., hoot and clap, and go home.
So much for ‘the best free education system in the world’ and ‘98% literacy’ we keep boasting about to anyone who’ll listen.
Non PhD / April 3, 2016
Whom did MaRa got the information ?
Is it from Douglas or Karuna Amman or MaRa loyalist from the government analyst’s office or from the same source GL Peris got it ?
MaRa wants his power back through continued armed forces occupation and government aided colonisation.
Now a days Mahinda avoids going to North and East and tell the truth so that the international community can help MaRa to get his lost power.
Silva / April 3, 2016
Looks like MR Red scarf and his tigger friends plan might have backfired!? Getting desperate and trying to create distractions to try and hide his sins!?
mike / April 3, 2016
Medamulana Meeharaka, Mahendra Percy Rajafucksha, why don’t you consider taking
a cyanide capsule and put an end to Sri Lanka’s misery?
Gune / April 3, 2016
When you are hungry for power you become a con artist using fear tactics on the people.
Abimanasingham Sitthawatthai Uthayakumar / April 3, 2016
Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse has said that “the suicide jacket along with other explosives found in Chavakachcheri was in fact new”
Who confirmed this and How?
How and from whom did he get this confirmed information?
What could be inferred if it is a new “Suicide Jacket”?
There are TWO possibilities. They are:
1) It was made very recently by “some party” and kept there for propaganda;
2) It was made recently by the Tigers.
What has actually happened?
Is the Jacket recovered a “Suicide Jacket”? What type of “suicide jacket” it is?
What types of materials manufactured in what countries have been used to make these “NEW” “Suicide Jackets” ?
Is it for the use of C 4 – plastic explosives or for other explosives like TNT etc.?
What types of explosives were recovered in what quantities? Are the explosives recovered in excess of that could be used in the Suicide Jackets or not?
If very much in excess, for what they are intended to be used?
What types of accessories for filling the explosives and initiation of explosion were found along with the “Suicide Jackets”?
In what years and by which companies these explosives were manufactured?
If it is a new “Suicide Jacket” why it was wrapped in old Sinhalese newspapers?
If the “Suicide Jacket” is new, how and from where the 2008 news papers were obtained?
From the photographs of the papers, the papers should have been collected from somewhere the stocks of old printed news papers are being kept safely!!
Was it obtained from the Printer of the Sinhala News Paper?
It is said that there were 100 packed 9 mm cartridges. Was there any 9 mm Pistol or Machine Pistol or Sub-machine gun recovered along with explosives and others?
Were the 9 mm Cartridges manufactured by a particular company? What company? When were the cartridges manufactured? Were they not from the stock of cartridges imported for the armed forces?
How Mr. G.L. came to know that these explosives and others were about to be transported to “Wellawatte”in particular ?
So Mr. G.L. insists that these “Suicide Jackets” should have been made in Jaffna or the North!!
Are the materials used to make these “Suicide Jackets” freely available in Jaffna or the North?
If the Suicide Jackets were made in Jaffna and about to be transported to Wellawatte as said by our Legal Expert G.L. why they were wrapped by 2008 Sunhala News Papers?
Anyway there has to be “some connection” with the South!!
Any further information on this from your informants?
So there has to be some arrests in Jaffna and the North!!
Anyway, why the Legal Expert and a Patriot failed to inform about this to the President or the Prime Minister?
Why all these were kept openly in a room that was not even locked?
Yes! I agree with you! A thorough investigation has to be conducted and the citizens of Lanka and the international community should be informed about this matter!!
If an ordinary citizen could raise all these questions, our Investigation Personnel will find out what has actually happened!!
Sapumal / April 3, 2016
Good argument and worth taking into consideration when looking for answers. If MR correct then we have to give him the credit and must take the responsibility for breach of the security. If he wrong and engage in communal disharmony and political propaganda , he must be prosecuted with law of the land.
Abimanasigham Sitthawatthai Uthayakumar / April 4, 2016
“In his statement to the CID, Pieris had said it was Dinesh Gunawardena who instructed him on the matter. The ex-minister had said Gunawardena was scheduled to address the UPFA dissidents’ press conference in Colombo last week but at the last moment Pieris was assigned to brief the reporters.
Pieris had told the CID that Gunawardena made him aware of the recovery of explosives, among other things, and that he had no “first-hand information” over the issue.
The ex-minister, in his statement to the CID, had pointed out that opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa too made similar remarks over the recovery of explosives.” http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=2016%2F04%2F04%2Flocal
Then how and from whom Dinesh Ginawardena and Wimal Weeravansa got all the confirmed detail of recovered items?
Why the self declared Patriots of “Sinha LE” did not inform the President and the Prime Minister?
Warren / April 6, 2016
Hi Abimanasigham Sitthawatthai Uthayakumar Thank you for your well thought questionings. I do fully agree with your line of thinking and the argument placed. We know that Weeravansa Had a hand in recruiting the army personals in 2005.He still has his influence on them as ‘God-Father’, ready loyalty to serve him and Mahinda. However Dinesh Gunawardena as most known as a Sinhala Patriotic Racist! who will stick his neck out without ‘thinking’ its consequences. When his presence is needed by Mahinda and his half backed political allies or cronies. GLP may be a Law Professor when it comes to Politics he has a pigeon’s brain, that is why he and his Foreign Ministry was Monitored By an uneducated Wharf clerk.
Ajith / April 3, 2016
Former President Mahinda Rajapakse knows the truth. GLPeries Knows the truth? It clearly shows that they get the information from security forces before it reaches the President or Prime Minister. Who is the head of Government? Is it Mahinda or Mithiri? The Government should tell the truth. If Mahinda and GL Peries is right and the security forces are still under Mahinda I don’t think Mithiri should hand over the power to Mahinda or if Mithiri is still head of Security Forces, immediately Mahinda and GL Peries should be arrested and punished for Lying.
Lanka Watch / April 3, 2016
Ajith – You said it right. We have a toothless govt.and the opposition
gets briefed before the president on matters of security.GLP would not
have dared to comment on a security matter,which was being investigated
by the govt. security, and result not published to the public,if he was worried of Govt. reaction. He was sure that no body will touch him for his daring act.
Hora / April 4, 2016
Take these guys into custody asap and make them spill out the truth.
Park / April 3, 2016
Mara is trying to create communal disharmony. Its time he is taken into custody under the Prevention of Terrorism Act as his false statements will fuel communal trouble. President Sirisena this is a challenge to you, take Mara into custody.
Funlover / April 3, 2016
Who asked Ranil Wickramasinghe to speak to this [Edited out]
Sriyani Mangalika / April 3, 2016
Rajash / April 4, 2016
Only the jacket is new
Lucifer / April 4, 2016
“… and the people must know the truth”.
The people DO “know the truth” – that’s why you were booted out by “the people”!
The man is suffering for his sins. His desire to be the all-powerful is creating the suffering the man is undergoing.
He is in a hell of his own making – may he suffer long for all his heinous deeds.
Point of View / April 4, 2016
Wera / April 4, 2016
Please re-open the old bogambara prison and take the whole lot into custody. Appoint retired judges and esteemed lawyers to begin prosecution and sentencing. Once convicted banish them to an island the old lepers colony would do. We the people need to complete break from this pacha hamuduruwo and his clan of scoundrels. We need peace to go about our daily life without this humbugs orchestrated protest marches like the ones by Guneratnam his paid henchaiya. We need peace from his hora hamuduruwos. We need peace from his motor mouths with verbal dierhea WEE WEE and Gommanpila.
jim softy / April 4, 2016
Tamils are trying to scare out Constitutional council.
janaka / April 4, 2016
How many times Colombo bombed when Mahinda in charge?
How many airplanes destroyed when tiger suicide squad attacked while our military were watching cricket and Mahinda in charge?
Analyst / April 4, 2016
All his efforts to BURN SL are wasted. All have BACK FIRED.
What’s the next trick up the sleeves IDIOTS???
Go on Hunger Strike ??? WW &Co will Feed you Milk and Honey .
Umbatta Playang Yakko??
Go to hell. Never come back.
We need Peace and Harmony And Prosperity in our Country nothing Else.
Sylvia Haik / April 4, 2016
How come news about suicide jackets are being directed towards Mahinda Rajapakse? You have to feel sorry for him, clutching at straws to be taken notice of. He must have been disappointed when the notice came that the jacket was wrapped in a 2007 newspaper. He must be praying for a resurrection of the LTTE, at least to distract the investigators investigating his truckload of crimes during his tenure as President.
Native Vedda / April 4, 2016
Please note that there are 11.1 million pages of Off Shore accounts available from the recent leaks:
It appears that a number of Sri Lankan companies are involved in off-shore investment (where the crooks hide their ill-gotten wealth).
What have you been doing since last evening when this was first published?
Bring back Ben Hurling, he is caught napping once again.
Bensen Berner / April 4, 2016
Rajapaksa should know best! Bensen
renu / April 4, 2016
It is better that you keep your trap shut as very soon you and the family may have to suffer the Karmic effects. You should know that if you are supposed to be a Buddhist, frequenting all the stooges temples in the country, but your better quarter will not know the effects as she does not practice Buddhist philosophy, nor do the Children. Lies has no place in Buddhist Philosophy. Dhamaloka a stooge of your is also following you
Tamil from the north / April 5, 2016
MR says people should know the truth. Yeah, while he was a tin pot dictator the people who knew the truth were mercilessly murdered by this global pariah. Now he talks of truth. It must be this bastard who planted the suicide jacket and other stuff, whatever else they found. He is trying to incite racial hatred.
Shrikharan / April 5, 2016
“And People Must Know The Truth”
Yes agree and this suicide kit is taken care of. People also have the right to the truth behind the mysterious deaths behind Thajudeen,
Lasantha Wickrematunge, and many others happened during your time and no proper investigations were conducted. People have the right to know how you amassed so much wealth with only the salaries you received being a Parliamentarian and President. The country has gone in to terrible debts when you and your family and friends were allowed a free hand to pilfer national wealth.
Max / April 5, 2016
Why dont you shut up and f–h of you liar cheat and thief nobody gives a rats a–e what you say
Max / April 5, 2016
Why dont you shut up and f–h of you liar cheat and thief nobody gives a rats a–e what you say,
They should wear this new, as you call it and come for you
mewan / April 5, 2016
It is disconcerting to see how people comment here are blinded by their hatred to MR and miss the point altogether. Of course MR is going to score points on this. That is his prerogative as a politician – to tell I told you so. But the fundamental issue is not whether this is old or not, but it was found in someone’s home. If it was found buried in a jungle somewhere then we could have dismissed it as an old tiger relic. If this person was not intending to use it, why would he have it in his home? Why did he not hand it over to the police? These are the questions that should be answered, but it typical Sri Lankan fashion we seem to be contend with just shooting the messenger and ignore the message.
thrishu / May 5, 2016
No doubt MR knew in advance that the days of his private army was numbered. Hence all this drama about discovering a suicide bomber’s vest, and GLP’s declaration that he knew that the jacket was destined to Wellawatte, presumably implying targeting MR. How did he know unless he crated the storySo it proves that all that is a creative mischief. Shame on you MR and GLP, what cheap nonsense