18 September, 2020

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Namal Demands Reason For MR’s Security Reduction

Namal Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has demanded to know on what grounds did the government clip the security detail provided to his father.

Namal and Mahinda“As security deteriorates, how can the government justify removing Army protection of President Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s only leader to end the brutal terrorist war?,” Namal queried in a tweet.

His call for explanation comes after the security detail of the former President was pruned, with army personnel assigned to him, being replaced by police personnel.

While no formal reason was given for the change in the security detail, it is learnt that a decision was taken at a higher level to replace all army personnel with police personnel, although the number of personnel who provide security for Rajapaksa will remain the same.

Last month, the joint opposition claimed that the former president’s life was in danger and in the event anything unwarranted happened to him, the government must take responsibility. According to SLFP MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, even though Rajapaksa’s bullet proof vehicle had required repairs after an accident, the government was yet to allocate the required amount to carry out the repairs.

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    When Kathirgamar’s security was removed he refused move from the place it was considered had received visitors of unknown IDs. Unlike empty handed Kathirgamar, Old King still has the best spying private team with him. Ranil did this only to teach a lesson to Old King, who with his superior intelligence team unnecessarily penetrating into the army circle and spreading rumors to disturb the Yahapalanaya activities. Ranil will compensate the loss or even enhance it with more reliable police. This is only a “Oodal-a pretended anger” before they get back to be together. Ranil who has sweared to save all the war heros will never – ever dream a hair loss from his respected hero. This is another Temple Tree House coup they both act together.

    • 7
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      ” According to SLFP MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, even though Rajapaksa’s bullet proof vehicle had required repairs after an accident, the government was yet to allocate the required amount to carry out the repairs.”

      Surely MR has Enough Money to carry out the Repairs to His own Vehicle, without Using the Money that Belongs to the Common People!

      How does any Ordinary Person Repair His Vehicle After an Accident?

      Does He ask for Government Assistance?

  • 8
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    Here are the reasons.
    a. Your Appachchi and Sarath Fonseka reduced Chandrika Madam’s security after 2005 election to spite her for refusing to support your Appachchi and refusing to extend Fonseka’s term.
    b. Fonseka was arrested, harassed, his family harassed after 2010 election by the vindictive Rajapakses.
    c. Fear of the Army specially after Mangalagay Samaraweera had a public spat with a real war hero: Chagi Gallage
    d. Fear of senior war heroes; soon 15 top officers will be retired off because Sira and Ranil are afraid of them. These are also officers Fonseka wants removed.
    e. Fear even of the pro UNP commander because he remained neutral.
    f. Fear you will use the military for personal vendettas like the Thajudeen case
    g. Fear and jealousy of your Appa’s continuing popularity with the Sinhala people.
    h. Fear and jealousy of your Appa’s continuing popularity with the Sinhala people.
    i.Fear and jealousy of your Appa’s continuing popularity with the Sinhala people.

    • 9
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      why then the fraction supporting and supported them in the current govt

      stay mum – witht he time he will be the all loser inthe next few months. More the people are aware of the gravity of corruption, more hatred will be generated in every sane ones mind… surely those who are like you would take years… you better have raped by Rajapkshes, but believe, they will be a curse to this country.

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      if as you say, what a popularity… ?

      f. Fear you will use the military for personal vendettas like the Thajudeen case g. Fear and jealousy of your Appa’s continuing popularity with the Sinhala people. h. Fear and jealousy of your Appa’s continuing popularity with the Sinhala people. i.Fear and jealousy of your Appa’s continuing popularity with the Sinhala people

      • 17
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        You greedy idiots are the curse to this country.

    • 5
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      The best security he can get are the four walls of a prison cell. Nobody is scared of this bugger. His so called popularity has evaporated. He just keeps staging dramas to grab attention like a drama queen. Look at me! Look at me! see what I said!

  • 14
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    Namal and the public need not worry over this change – it was discussed
    in secret between Ranil & Mahinda? This is todays politics of GG. I
    hope Ranil will seek avenues for MRs asylum in China.

  • 5
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    Bayawenna epa MR, no one is going to kill you.

    • 5
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      ” Bayawenna epa MR, no one is going to kill you”.

      … Although you did not offer any Protection to the Rathupaswela people, when they were attacked for protesting against their Polluted Water.

  • 3
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    The country needs the police to stem the current wave of crime. So why use them for personal protection when there is a need for more police on duty than army personnel? Lop-sided thinking as usual by this govt or deliberate attempt at weakening MR’s security ?

  • 5
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    He takes pleasure in dressing up like a drug lord. He must be already having abprivar army of paid deserters.

  • 9
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    The imbecile Rajapakses don’t stop boasting they are the most popular politicians in Sri Lanka, but in the next breadth claim their lives are in danger. The only danger they face is from the people they’ve had victimised but fortunately they are far too kind to take revenge.

    • 6
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      You’ve hit the nail on the head!

    • 6
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      Hijackers of common candidate.
      He can because he got 50% of Sinhalese vote and did not get the stupid en block minority vote which was massaged.The % that did not vote can be jettisoned then the minority vote would not matter.
      remember corrupt nation.
      If there is no discipline and the quality of life deteriorates Gota will come in.
      Then everyone can do strictly come dancing.;)

  • 4
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    This privileged son of the previous dictator should use his own millions of rupees, to pay for the security of his father.
    Why is he depending on the country to do that? Surely they have their own private security, the ones who did their dirty work (Thajudeen) during their reign? They are ruthless bunch, well trained, and keeps their mouth shut.

  • 1
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    Because he is a thief. Thieves are usually protected by prison guards and not by military.

  • 3
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    It will be an utter waste of a bullet to be used on people like your father. So just chill and relax.

  • 0
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    Removal means that there will be no suicide jackets. Bensen

  • 1
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    Removal means that there will be no more suicide jackets. Bensen

  • 2
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    Throw MR in jail, he’ll be safer from Tamil Tigers!

  • 2
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    Poor Namal. He’s going to rue the day he brought up this subject just when people were beginning to forget the Rajapakse crimes, he has caused them to be resurrected. He should have kept well alone and let the sleeping dogs lay.

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