17 June, 2019

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Rajapaksa’s Military Security Withdrawn From Today

The military security provided to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was withdrawn today, and replaced with police personnel.

MahindaAccording to the army spokesman, the new security detail for the former President comprises of trained STF personnel.

The decision to withdraw Rajapaksa’s military security and replace it with police was taken at the Security Council.

Before the withdrawal, Rajapaksa had a security detail of 102 personnel, which included five Army Majors and 45 Commandos.

Last month, Namal Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former President demanded to know on what grounds did the government take a decision to clip the security detail provided to his father. “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.

Meanwhile issuing a statement Media Secretary to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Roahan Welivita said; “50 army personnel assigned for the security detail of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa have been withdrawn, today.

“Instead, Police personnel were assigned but they are not trained on VVIP security.

“Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa is under a life threat who defeated the world most powerful LTTE terrorist organization and this is the view of security experts too. This has been understood even by the general public. Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa is the only living Leader in the world who defeated a powerful terrorist organization. Therefore it is the public opinion that Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa should be given proper military protection.

“Withdrawal of 50 well-trained army personnel has placed the life of former President in danger. It is the duty of the Government to provide sufficient military protection to safeguard the life of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa.”

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    The question is whether Rajapaksa can take his security personnel to prison. There will be the prison security to look after him to prevent him from escaping. Bensen

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      Why is that the most powerful and magical man seems not seeing the reality and the ordinance of law inthis regard ? No forces can be deployed to protect anyone as DS points out – of course except the situation is said to be highly critical. Now the man being just no second to WIMAL BURUWASEN, even further clear after his low level speech held ot the MAY day yesterday ” did you hear guys, i twas all about according to him telephone calling would become 48% expsensive, not allowing the youth to call their loving partner- the rascals words said ” lovekroanna wath bariwena kollane”. … All in all, this man should be kept in jail forever at least until all the investigations find its ends.

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        This means he governed the country WIHTOUT KNOWING THE LAW PRAVILING ?
        Tihs could well be the manner he handled Rathupaswala and the incident visiting fact finding mission of UNP mps faced at Hambatota… now I can add thousands of the similar incident where the MR adminstiration paid a blind eye just being indifferent by their usual manner.::::

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        Rajapassa not only removed the security but almost killed the man who defeated terrorism.
        Every president gave orders to defeat the tigers, but it was accomplished by the Ambalangoda Lion.

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          Jayasiri, if SF would have been like Rajaakshe by his genetics, he would have gone to kill Rajakashe today. Rajaakshe is the most powerful criminal we have seen in this country. He can put the fire causing all kind of physical and mental harm to masses of people. That he proved during his tenure.
          But those personalities that shaped up their person through disipline and hard working for thepople would never see it that way. Now I feel had SF been given his mandate in the PE held in 2010, things would have reached their expectations by today.
          At least law and order should be given to SF in order to keep the country well alert on order. Those that got broken in Wattala could have been avoided, if SF was in the field.
          Army men could do the job better since first world cournties too use army forces to help the poor and people in disasters regardeless of the size of them. Maintaining an army for a country is a huge waste, in the same time, them to be used ofr the progress and development of the country is what we have to focus on right now. There if anyone woud feel that the repsect being mindered is wrong interpretation.

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            Samuel Jayaweera

            “if SF would have been like Rajaakshe by his genetics, he would have gone to kill Rajakashe today.”

            In an interview just before the 2010 presidential elections the racist SF told that if he won he would drag his opponents all the way to Galle Face Green. What he would have done with the clan not told. Your guess is as good as mine.

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          Jayasiri

          “Every president gave orders to defeat the tigers, but it was accomplished by the Ambalangoda Lion.”

          Actually it was accomplished by VP with huge amount of support from Hindians, while Ambalangoda man was spewing racism.

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      If this man ever expects to live the rest of his life with respect and dignity, he has to go his retirement sensing it LET ALONE today. Then like Houni Mobarak or any others of MR kind, later was convicted, with some respect, he would be able to live it. The mountains of blunders he has deliberately perpetrated do dialute all what he and his adminstration happened to fulfil interms of ending the civil war. Unfortuantley, the levels of respect was hyped up uncencessarily, calling himself a KING, that ruined him putting him not second to an another rascal known people. Sadly, these men seem to have no brains to sense it timely the harm being done by their OWN stupidity.

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      I heard PM saying, if we have terror activities eventoday, we need to question FORMER president why him to have uttered that the war and terror is completedly over – that is right… they the Rajakaashes men abused it as nothign can go beyond – to paint it and make it an issues to expand their fortune. That was the case. Today, even if the security men are repplaced by Police – the so called sensible person become very upset – his bone lickers like Gunawardhana even more…. they still call him the great leader whose ablities liberated terror…etc… anyways, these are just limited to srilnaken soil. I have never heard german leaders or any US leaders repeating theirdone to the nation, in and post sessions of the wars they fought years long. There those are read are well known that the men are upto to make it a cake for their poltiical gains. This man s respect seems to be diminishing as no others sofar.

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      When I met Mahinda during his presidency, he told me that he will never trust the police as majority of them are irregular force and untrustworthy. He equated the police to Ranil Wicknamasinghe and advised me not to trust Ranil and asked me to keep away from him.

      He had trust and confidence in the army so much that he said he will only work with them.

      One can understand why Mahinda is worried now. He is going to have sleepless nights with the police protection that he innermost does not trust.

      Mahinda is reaping what he sowed and have to live with the police and Ranil whom he hate down right.

      He tried to outsmart the government at his May day rally. But it boomeranged on him. He and his ar**ho*** are now breast beating for his safety.

      I feel Mahinda is safe under the new arrangement with the police as he can bribe them to do what he wants.

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        Can you please elaborate if you were one his pvt secretaries or what ?

        From the MR administration went through, we cant say anything else, he let any army men and deserters to take ground and breed rascal culture:

        Police should be given the due place as the world expects it.

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        Could youplease explain as to why you met with the man, who is said to be most abusive by various means ?

        As a former head of state, he should be well aware of the lanken laws and their stand intersm of protection giving to any vips. If he cant respect that – then it is better to put the man direct in jail:

        Right at the moment what we need is fonds to gap up all the funds they the Rajaakshes have eaten out during their high days. As the Greeks are compelled to do – we need Rajakapskehs to be accoutable for all the debts and their growing intereest.
        Only way out woudl to putting them jail – there he is safer than anywhere else, in the same time, those 256 personnel will be free from giving security to one most abusive person.

        Say 25 000 to 50000 per each personnel…

        for a year – that will become 300 000 to 600 000 per each pesonal

        for a month for entire contingent – 6.4 mio
        for a year for entire personnel – 12.8 mio

        for 5 years – 32 mio to 64 mio…

        so how many of the poor of poor can be maintained by the sum ?

        This man is no worth this much sums.. right ?

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          MR if he is genuine.. he can think of those poor being killed by ELEPHANT having not the least protection. Why cant he offer his fonds on behalf of the poor ?

          He should now be like exemplary…. his terms are gone… now he has do lot more caritative work.. as some US president have been on.

          When woudl MR become a sensible person ?

          Heshould say good bye to his all abusive nature and why cant he think of a better future … there are also sort of better candidate being generated in the country.. giving them a chance why not the guy think of the other people …

  • 27
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    Lol….is there anything else baby Namal would like to know?

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      He needs to know his father provided the political leadership to end the war. The tactical and operational strategies which are the hallmark for a military victory rests with the Commander of the Army at that time. So this sodomiser needs to know his pa did not end the war.

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    MAHINDHA RAJAPAKSHE AND HIS FOLLOWERS SHOULD BE GIVEN A MILITARY BURIAL INSTEAD OF A MILITARY SECURITY. THIS SHOULD TAKE PLACE AFTER ALL THE WEALTH OF SRI LANKA IS RETURNED TO THE POOR PEOPLE.

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      MR has 1000 Bhikku Peramuna as Security personnel.

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        Gemunu Weeraya,
        What most wogs don’t understand is STF is created from Police not Army.
        MR is lucky that Gotabaya has solid friends in Ashkenazi Jews.
        Only Trump would change the dynamics of the world at will.

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    Sir,

    Prez Obama will retire soon. With grace. Yes, it happens in some countries.

    His official vehicle “The Beast” will be vacant soon. The best armoured piece of logistics for so called “dignitaries” in the world.

    Please request our man in Washington to request that automobile for the protection of “Sri Lanka’s Sore Loser in Chief”, Mr. Rajapassa.

    Impoverished stupid public of SL will be more than happy to pay for it. Of course, via a lucrative Chinese Credit Facility.

    Cheers!

  • 7
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    Former president must be given maximum protection for many reasons.

    1. He was a leader(first citizen) of the country.

    2. He is an MP now.

    3. His life may be in danger that he defeated a terrorist organization militarily.

    4. There are allegations of bribery and corruption so he must live till the end court proceedings to punish him or prove his innocence.

    5. To reveal to the world that whether the charges against him of corruption and other are due to hatred by the present regime and if so to punish them.

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      sr

      “1. He was a leader(first citizen) of the country.”

      Did he behave like one?

      “2. He is an MP now.”

      So are another 224.

      “3. His life may be in danger that he defeated a terrorist organization militarily.”

      He didn’t defeat a terrorist terrorist organisation. Hindia did it with a massive help from VP. In fact he paid cash to VP just before the 2005 presidential elections. He defended and supported JVP terrorists in late 1980s. He went all the way to Geneva.

      “4. There are allegations of bribery and corruption so he must live till the end court proceedings to punish him or prove his innocence.”

      A noble thought. He should live to face the music. However who is going to bring legal actions against him to prove one way or another?

      “5. To reveal to the world that whether the charges against him of corruption and other are due to hatred by the present regime and if so to punish them.”

      No kidding.
      The present regime loves the crook.

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        Tigers are rising again, and if anything happens to this man , Maaru Sira and Kollu-Ranil will have no place to hide. The people will come for them.

        Bring on, fun and games, and abuse of power.

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          Only you may go behind the people mentioned in your note – not anyone else and you can sound your name as you go – boom boom!

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        Native

        You should be leaping around in joy, I could well imagine. Your boys can now take a shot and as far as you are concerned that would be one Sinhala Buddhist less. May you attain Nibbana.

        Soma

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      sr. Don’t be the Donkey Kong of MR.
      Own up the accusations before he’s taken to gallows.

      Another Modaya singing for his crumbs.

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      sr

      Medamulana Meeharaka, Percy Mahendra Rajafucksa should be given a non-bullet proof car so that he can exit gracefully out of politics !

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        Best things would hav ebeen to replace those forces not with POLICE men, but with Meeharakas… right ? Then that would have been a match tohim.

        No brain menor anyone can be part of Mahinda.
        He is born idiot .. back stabber, filthiy mouthed ans no other… all that a criminal should bring with .. are allin his person…

        did you guys remember the days he was making everyone clear about the credibility of eligiblity of 3 terms… there the bugger dared to use this ” i have done 3 times”… pointing at his 3 sons… meaning thathe should have matted with SHIRANTHI his wife… can any state leader fall tothis level as a leader ?

        in the same manner yesterday bugger was telling to the nation ” kollane umbala love koralath iwarai, due to increase of VAT”… can you imagine.. these SHOULD not come froma mouth aged 70years… he should be held exemplary ? RW or MY3 would never fall to that level.. I respect both.: Actually, right at the moment decent top men are on placed in the top positions of the country. Nothing can go wrong …

        Media Secreatary just acted by his own and that exercised some harm to nation… what was done was -PM reacted so swiftly… and ask SECRATRY to do it with compliance of guidelines from next time on…

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      You don’t have to worry about MR’s security any more Sir. (sr) “Abhyaramaya Security Services” headed by Major General “Muruththettuwe Ananda Nurse Loku Hamuduruwo” has already promised to provide enough security for MR.

      War Veteran 5 Star General Bengamuwe Nalaka, General Gangarama Podi Sadu, Major General Nanasara, Capt. Iththakande Saddatissa, Ellawala Medananada etc. will be responsible for MR’s security.

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      If the protection is done through usual ways, why he needs to bother army men were removed from the guards ?
      He as a former head of state should finally sense the realiteis, learn to respect country s laws, then only the message can go across to the people… who would respect only lawful polticias under the current regime. Believe or not, you Mr. Mahinda Rajaakshes have not been exemplary for the youth of this country….. just because your term found end to the fierce civil war held the country for the last 30years, why should you need the licence to live like a KING forever. For those artists, that put you above altar by their public speeches, could be you were a king for them, but for those really believe in exemplary leaders, you are no second to that streetboy-cum paranoid politician WIMAL Buruwanse basta.

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        It is just that these men take advantage unencessarily to attack the rulers making them issues. Lanka s economy is left by in wreckage by the megalomanic – that alone should be taken to consideration by MR – helping saving state a lot.

        Or sell his mansions and let him finance his protection guards.

        Mansion peacock is said to be an another property keeping under someone else s name. These men are born rascals. When would the stupid folks get it ?

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      Why only to MR – there are some ex Presidents in the country who have held office during the dark days of the LTTE, why not them too? Winning a war makes him no hero – he was never in the battle front ever nor did any of his panzy soon to be charged murder sons, not even his military deserter brother!!!!

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    LTTE Leaders, 23 in Total are being sought by the Police for hoarding explosives (C4) and Automatic assault rifles.

    Some of them have escaped to Thamil Nadu to get protection from the LTTE supporters and the Politicians there.

    One ex LTTE adre under the name of Kingsly was nabbed in Galle with a cache of Arms.

    He is accused of committing many murders recently on behalf of an Under World Gang.

    Now President Sirisena removes the ex Presiden’t security guard.

    Is this a coincidence or a part of the MOU with the Diaspora, because the latter is more interested in taking revenge than getting Vellalas Homelands.

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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      “LTTE Leaders, 23 in Total are being sought by the Police for hoarding explosives (C4) and Automatic assault rifles.”

      Perhaps they are still loyal to Gota and military intelligence. Only a few days ago The Nation reported three LTTE’s important boys were working for Military intelligence.

      A fact known to many a few years ago.

      You should have known this two years ago if you had read my comments carefully.

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    Why only MRs…Gotas security detail should be taken away too…NO army or stf guards for gota…nit even private security…RW must not get involved n save the asses…Let SF deal with gita on a personal basis or hand him over to the people of rathupusella…so that he could be dismantled…bine by bone…

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    DRAMA QUEEN MR is crying again in front of his loyal MODAYAS . COME ON MAN BE A MAN IF YOU WANT TO BE RATHER THAN BE THE DRAMA QUEEN.

    Time to retire gracefully old man before that. PAY THE DUECE TO THE COUNTRY YOU OLD FOOL.

    YOU ARE NOT FREE UNTIL YOU HAVE RETURNED THE STOLEN STATE WEALTH.

    NO SHAME .

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      “Drama queen” or Drag queen? Crying in front of public – crock tears?!!!

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    MaRa is not a Retired President. A President retires after completing two 6 year terms. In MaRa’s case, he contested a third time and and was defeated. That makes him a Rejected President. There is no provision to give him all the perks he is asking for, as he did not retire gracefully, as expected. Moreover, he is again into active politics as a M.P., so he can get only two Police Constables for his protection. So just give him that and take off all the rest. Then he will behave himself without being the Public nuisance he is now.

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    Even Sajin Vas Gunawardane -the “Most Corrupted” and the “Procurer” for MR is given Security, at the expense of public money. So why Not MR too? The RULE is: Provide SECURITY to all the “Criminals” and PEOPLE to bear the cost.

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    What kind of protection given for Maithiri & Rani ? Is it police or special army ?

    Has Gotha gone on a permanent holiday to US ? what kind of protection he had until he left for the US ?
    Is Gotha doing remote control of his men who are still in the army ?
    Gotha can arrange personal protection for MR using the Army Officers who were loyal to him.

  • 5
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    Interesting.. for all this time I thought he was protected by those few golden ‘balls’ that he always rub in his palm?

    Seriously those ‘vajra’ or just ‘balls’ have lost its power too?

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    There is a story – two people went for fishing and they did not catch any fish for a long time and they prayed to god , Anthony if we catch fish we will give half share to you. Then they caught a huge fish and they talked to each other , it is a huge fish we do not have to give share to Anthony. Suddenly the fish kicked and jumped into the sea and vanished – then they told, they only told as a joke but Anthony did not understand the joke and took it seriously. MR promised to many countries that he will settle Tamils political issue it those countries help to defeat LTTE. After defeating LTTE , MR showed his middle finger to all of them – now see what happened to him and this is only a start. China will listen to US than to this idiot.

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      You are a fool, that is why the West had used you. The West used you to expand terrorism in Sri Lanka by allowed you to fund the LTTE. Then the West eliminated the LTTE to please the Sri Lankan government because Lanka went to China to eliminate the LTTE.

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    He and his cohorts lit crackers island-wide when Premadasa died tragically. Why should not the other side do the same when he,
    his immediate family and the Ali Babas hit the can for a long stay.
    The man in the street is beginning to complain it is long due now.
    Not just MR and the blues. But also, the rogues in the UNP, the JVP and others. Kudu Dimu will be good for starters before ne goes through natural causes. Laws must prevail and the rogues – rich and powerful – must be made to prove our laws are no respecters of persons.

    A.D.J. Perera

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    Must be an order came from the foreign power. Trust me this government is working very closely with the foreign powers than you think. This government leaders’ views are similar to diaspora and the TNA leaders’ views. Currently, this government is closely working with the foreign power to keep me in a cage, because of my views and my comments for the online news websites. First step they have taken to make sure that I don’t have a job to make an income to look after myself. Since last year I have been working as a lecturer in Jaffna, but that position has been terminated last month without a proper reason. I believe that the foreign power, the TNA and good governance government are behind this ill act. This good governance government is failing to understand the power of victims who are coming together. If this foolish thing carrys on Ranil and My3 will become victims before they know it.

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    More secure place for him and his families is not other than Wellikada.

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      Kugan

      “More secure place for him and his families is not other than Wellikada.”

      What is the guarantee you won’t send in the STF?

  • 4
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    MR does not need any protection from either the army or the police.

    He carries that gold icon given to him by the Tirupati high priest which makes him impervious to any physical harm. See how strongly he clutches onto that. Once he almost beat one of his own admirers in public for touching the gold icon.

    Secondly he is also protected by hundreds of pirith noolas.

    It wont bother him if My3 removes his army security outfit.

  • 0
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    No defeated leader is given security.However this government has been MORE THAN MAGNANIMOUS TO PROVIDE HIM SECURITY IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT HE GAVE THE NOD FOR THE DEFEAT OF THE LTTE

    DOES THIS MEAN USING BULLET PROOF PETROL GUZZLERS AND SECURITY AND SPENDING TAX PAYERS MONEY AND RUNNING ROUND THE COUNTRY TO DO POLITICAL WORK IN AN ATTEMPT TO COME BACK. THAT IS WHAT HE HAS BEEN DOING. HE COSTS MORE THAN A MILLION A MONTH AND WHY SHOULD THE TAX PAYER PAY

    THIS SHOULD STOP OR ELSE THE STATE MUST STOP FUNDING FOR HIS ATTEMPTS TO UPSET THE WORK OF THE GOVERNMENT

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    He should be given the best thugs and murders for his protection.Monks Muruththettuwe annanda,Ghanasara, Alle Gunawansa, Out of politicians Mervin,Kudu Duminda,Kudu Lansa. Pistol pointing Hambanthota Mayar Mahinda Kahandagama,Upali kodikara, Prasanna Ranathunga. If he wants Pottu Naufer from Walikada. They will give the best protection for this man.Sorry Moda wansa Gonman pila, Wasi Deva, Shame less Denesh and Sarath N silva also should be allowed to protect him from rotten egges Tomatos,

  • 0
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    This tactic was used before by the previous govt

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    If Rajapakse is so scared of his life, he can use his ill gotten money to build a private security force for his protection. Civilian funds should not be used for his personal protection. He is only an MP now. He cannot enjoy any other benefit other than what is due to a MP. He took away protection for Chandrika and Sarath Fonseka, so why should he be given army protection. Rajapakse should be given only an MP’s protection.

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