A person who was behaving suspiciously near the Battaramulla office of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was arrested a short while ago and handed over to the Thalangama police.
The person had been loitering around the former’s President’s office for a while and had been acting suspiciously. He was arrested by the ex-President’s security division.
In the past, former President Rajapaksa had claimed that at several instances suspicious people have been loitering around his home. At the joint opposition rally held in Hyde Park in March, Rajapaksa said that a group of unidentified persons who had come in bikes had been inquiring from the neighborhood if he (Rajapaksa) was home.
It is reported that Rajapaksa has a security detail of 256 personnel.
paul / April 22, 2016
Probably a grease yakka.
Sama / April 22, 2016
Or someone instigated by Gotabaya …. for sure.
This man is a very sensible person now making every effort to make him important….. ane kiyanne ?
Samuel Jayaweera / April 22, 2016
Oho… Srilanka s Saibaba is tending to divert attention from all other issues, that seem to be taking its ground right the moment.
This man is a curse the way he moves further, He could die like a decent, if he even today would make mind to confess all the harm made to the country.
Saman Fernando / April 24, 2016
Earlier lankens in general criticised far poor afro countrries and their leader to abuse state funds as no other leaders.
Controversal church constrcution of an afro leader in IVORY coast or so was highly criticised. I really dont know even such country today would appoint 256 security personnel for their leaders.
This clearly shows, Africa has marched forward while some asian countriy like ours have marched backward. So just becoming swollen having started 150 km long HIGH way of the kind Kenya and other countries today enjoy – they are going to show off their development btw.
Dan Fernando / April 22, 2016
I REALLY dont think even Dr Merkel has 100 of Seurity men to protect her.
So why should a LEADER of lanken highly abusive sortMR be given 256 personnel ?
Lankens are u crazy ????????????????????????????????ßß
if each personnel minimum income say 25 000 rps
the total of 256 personnel – 25000 x 256 = 640 0000 (6.4 mio)
if each personals income say 50 000 -rps – 12.8 mio
this means 64 to 128 lack s have been wasted for his security per month.
for a year 1536 lacks. :::
if poor people will need 5 lack to build their huts, how many of them can be given a sheter with the money being eaten by these parasites.
srinath.gunaratne / April 22, 2016
Well they would give more than that to Angela, If she defeated the world most ruthless terrorist organization in the world!
Dan Fernando / April 22, 2016
Really, I have good job for you sir, please go and clean the flowing toilet pits of MahaRaja et al.
That can bring you more than what you get being in the UK. U have learnt nothign Mr::: not the smidegen though got the chance to experience Democracy being in the UK, even if you have reached your retirement sadly.
It was not MR defeated the terror within the country – but the collectivity succeeded basta.
Let alone you guys should know that. I know this very well having lived on the west fo rthe last 30 years – and knowing how LTTE became weakened towards the end 2008 and 2009.
Assuming that your stupid thoughts are the basis for elemination of ltters- why the very same magical mental set was unable to succeed an inch towards the peace and reconcliation.
Mara is trully saying nothing but a rascal or rare kind- but stupid folks made out of him a leader. Great son of the nation – sobitha thero reiterated this more than anyone else.
Those who can get the bits clearly can see it right while other like you would never get it.
Dan Fernando / April 22, 2016
Angela Merkel is a true leader man :) she is not a backstabber.
MR is the most devious man of that nature- He cant twist almost everything for their favour – intoxicated men and women would stay so in the next decade too.
If you cant get it let alone today that this is a HUGE wastage- abuses-
She should be provided with 1000 soldiers if Rajapakshe needs this much of men.
Besides, I can imagine, 50 … for what purpose 250 … 5 times more my god ? Our poor man s funds for no good actually.
Had I lived in the country, I would better go and commit suicide being unable to see the degree of injustice.
Thajuedeens murder was a plot – and Rajakshes were behind that was crystal clear to almost everyone; but where is the justice for the family ?
Ekaniligodas – family- where is the justice for them ?
Aluthgama families that lost everything by idiotic acts instigated by GOTABAYA combined BBS dogs – where is the justice for them ?
This is the reason why I believe, MR should be kept in the prison not allow any wastages more.
AJ / April 22, 2016
If he defeated terrorism, who does he needs protection against ? It can’t be from terrorist, because he defeated it. If he needs protection against terrorists, then he didn’t defeat terrorism.
Shan / April 23, 2016
Why you are arguing with a person living in Germany? How does he know how it was in Sri Lanka before MR eliminated LTTE from Sri Lanka. Some idiots think just because LTTE leaders were killed, there is no threat to MR’s life. There are enough to take revenge for ruining their pet project. Oh well…
Dan Fernando / April 23, 2016
I have no idea from what end you ve been tallking Even if the threat is that high, 100 would have been MORE THAN enough ALSO considering all the fund abuses he is alleged to have carried out being in the office AND all crisis the country goes through today.
Man wake up, even if I am in Geramny, I am alert on the lanken issues as no average down there would do. I travelled to home country in the year where Oilrefineries were blown off…when airport was bombed off.. and last I travelled ot the country twice prior to PE and after that.. so, all in all, i have a HEALTHY overview on the issue.
bESIDEs, If terror is completely eleminated as they boast, alone the very reason, as to why more soldiers to be delpoyed for ONE single family.
And He should sense it right LET ALONE today.
Further to this LTTE terror was defeated by collective forces but terror within the nation (southern and across other province of the country ) was ascendingly risen/ – today the bugger et al is hated at least by 30% of the folks.
To my days in srilanka ( 70ties and 80ties) there were nice policticians like Galle Dr Dahanayaka, he had just 1-2 PCs to protect him. Anyone and everyone respected them – they were exemplary. He could be comparable to the president of Nikaragua or so whose lately reported not EVEN using a vehicle for his transport.
We could hope things would become better with powerful IGP appoitnemnt, sacking all the previous ones, we need to appoint corruption free men to the system. This should be done ascending of now.
Shan / April 24, 2016
“I have no idea from what end you ve been tallking”
Any educated person knows from which end people talk…
Dan Fernando / April 24, 2016
This has nothign to do being educated.. but clear to any sane ones – that those guys being blind as you are- intoxicated not knowing the ground realities of the so called elimination of teror within lanken boundaries is no means comprensible to me. Very same wonder maker to fail in all means in the post war sessions is paradoxal.. That is why the ends should have been wandered somewhere to post the kind of thoughts.
Mallaiyuran / April 23, 2016
German President doesn’t need that kind of security Old King needs. She is leader that means she is person who thrives on popular support. She is not the one called Ranil to Temple Tree hose to beg for protection from UN electric chair. Further, her Guards are German Secret service. They are Muttukkul Aannimuttu. (“Top Quality Pearls”). Those are not the ones when they see the dark in Colombo crying “Kottiya Avila” and put the guns down and run away. Thousand stars cannot make moon even if they gather together. Sow mother drops ten offspring, elephant mother does it only with one. Until America got involved there was a different situation in Lankawe war. Germany, with about a 50 million strength that time, stood against the world in two world wars, alone. The Lankawe’s goon bright in 32 countries with his own lies and paid and paying for that cheats. When JVP started in 1971, it was the Tamils who protected Sirimavo. Because Sirimavo did know that Vijithamunies who went out of the parade and attached Rajiv, were with in her troops.
Solomon West Ridgeway Dias was not protected by the guards standing outside the temple Tree House. The Parliaments convened in Buddhist temple do not guarantee this man’s rampage forever. Mrs. Gandhi was killed by her own guards. Sidney Reso, CEO of Exxon the World’s Largest Company was kidnapped by the man who designed the security protocol for Oil Company CEOs. Caesar was killed by his foster child. This was the Delhi & Agra Sultans’ history.
When Brother Prince had arranged to load the Colombo Tamils, just like Nazi did in holocaust, claiming they are LTTErs, in concentration camps busses and take them to Northern camps, Ambassador Blake stopped it.
Angela is the only famous European leader so far not heavily got involved in ISIS fight that is recognized as real terrorism. But she wowed to accept Muslim refugees even after, now, there is wide spread opinion that ISIS have infiltrated. Here, she is risking her life from infiltrating ISIS and internal rebels.
Still, if Angela can have arrested this world most notorious thug who operated white vans, used Chemical bombs to wiped out 145,000 of his own country people, used the rape as a weapon to subdue the Tamils upraising, operated large smuggling networks of drugs & arms, who is accused of have transferred 18 billion out of the country, who sold Port City to China like Ehelepola did it in 19th century, she would deserve a special 1000 pages, not the Lankawe’s 1000 Peadi(coward) Army’s pageants, in history books.
Amarasiri / April 22, 2016
Dear Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa,
RE: Suspicious Person Near MR’s Office Arrested
Was he a former shill and cronie, you have stopped paying for services rendered?
Leelagemalli / April 23, 2016
How do we know whether the guy day dreamt of his shadow ?
That can well be possible the thoughts he have to go through these days being unable to digest the accussations being levelled at him by almost 80% of the powerful institutions.
Analyst / April 22, 2016
Remember the boy cried Wolf in the Aesop’s Fables??
Reminds me of that !!
Poor man has no proper job nor Intelligence to decide for his Future.
Hope he does not wrap round his finger our lethargic simpleton President and the Prime Minister for his own benefits.
Why the President is dancing to this man’s devil dancing tunes!!
This man does not need all those number of security but the new IGP needs proper security to protect from this evil man from Medamulana and his thugs.
Bring on the MINISTRY FOR CORRUPTION.
MsMaralathoni / April 23, 2016
Can anyone please explain us who was greese yaka. ? And what came out in the investigations held on the issue ?
paul / April 22, 2016
The only really suspicious person near MR’s office is MR himself! Why has he not been arrested?
amal perera / April 22, 2016
After Premadasa diced meat its the same left in power. So what is new??
Gune / April 22, 2016
Ignore it. This story is being spun by the same people who created the grease yaka , white van etc. Fear psychosis is the name of MR and Gota’s strategy.
Samuel Jayaweera / April 22, 2016
It is high time to put him jail there he can find more safe considering all the harm done to this nation:
Thousands of issues where he deliberately handled and ended up in miseries, now making every effort to paint it as if he was a wise leader.
Man, give us a break and once forever, please enter a jail sessions for all the crime peretrated by you.
Sama / April 22, 2016
Yes this way on long run, they the lanken state can save billions if one would put him a cage where the pseudo sensible person really deserves.
Alone for this man s maintenance it is reported to be spending that much.
With that sums, the state can better build up more house for the real in need – that are being now revealed by SIRASA programs these days.
Leslie Mostley / April 22, 2016
I agree with Gune. This is a publicity stunt by MR and his low-IQ advisors to divert attention of the people – feeling the pangs of enormous pain created by his bad governance. “I destroyed the LTTE” is a tune that has lost its sting. He should not get one more security man than he allowed CBK when she went into retirement. On the other hand, if those people in the South, who personally suffered under his decades-old misgoverning, are trying to settle individual scores with him even the 300,000 Lankan armed forces cannot save this scheming rogue.
Non PhD / April 22, 2016
If this man really behaved suspiciously and the SL police who took him into custody are incapable of finding the motive of the person arrested and the motives of ex presidents security personnel who arrested the suspect, then smart patriots like Gothapaya who is currently in US and Vasudeva whose daughter is in US, must approach CIA for help.
On the one hand MR advised the new IGP how he should do his job and on the other hand testing the IGP with this kind of creative problems to make the May Day Rally a success for the joint opposition.
Western democratic leaders and Chinese leaders they step down after 2 or 3 terms in office. Many retire from politics or head charity organisations.
But in Sri Lanka MR is using or fooling MahaSanga and Mahajanya to come back to power.
Joseph De Vazz - Wennappuwa / April 22, 2016
The Ghosts of the 75,000 innocent Tamil civilians killed in the final war at Mullivaikkal in May of 2009 will haunt him forever.
George De Silva - Kottawa / April 22, 2016
The Govt. should give MR 100 Kattadiyas to chase these Ghosts instead of 127 armed personnel’s for his security wasting public funds.
srinath.gunaratne / April 22, 2016
Where did you pick the 75,000 from? Viggie malli?
You guys bring shame to those innocent people who really died by these fairy tale numbers!
JP Piyadasa / April 22, 2016
This is why MS has allowed MR to have a massive security contingent of 256 personnel, to keep him quiet, still he’s making a noise. Even after more than a year, this man still cannot make up his mind to accept the defeat, that people have rejected him.
And it’s good to see that wheels of justice have begun to roll, and it may take time, but each and every case would be probed and justice meted out. One by one, suitably people are positioned, first it was the able new AG, Mr. Jayantha Jayasuriya and now, a top Police Officer, Mr. Pujitha Jayasundara has been appointed as the IGP. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed !
senthil / April 22, 2016
There is a saying – frighten persons eye, everything will appear as devil. This fool killed many people and how can he walk without fear – he need a rotating head to observe around him while walking – may be soon he will hit a speeding lorry. Best option to him now is to join with killed innocent Tamils in Mullivaikal and try his broken Tamil – malkale, naan nallavan, ennai vittutungal, neengal pajam veenam. I think humans can’t see devils – how come this idiot saw.
Boom Boom / April 22, 2016
“…how can he walk without fear”.
You scummy little Tiger should complete the sentence like this:…”after leaving TIger scum like us to live among the peaceful people.”
You are scum, remember that.
John / April 22, 2016
Also investigate if this was staged to fool the public.
Sena / April 22, 2016
All these are boru shows for Sri Lankan Modayas. This is how they waste people’s money. Life and death is in the hands of one above us. No one could ensure or secure some one’s life. Even people die while in sleep. So don’t give undue attention to these people’s tantrums.
kotiya / April 22, 2016
Could also be a KOTIYA or Eelam Tamil racism terrorist. After all the government admits finally to arresting a Tamil Tiger for holding a suicide vest. Oh wait wait I forgot, Tamil KOTIYAs who escaped have all renounced violence and become catholic priests now.
jim softy / April 22, 2016
Chicken little stories.
Journalists who get money from them write these crap stories. When they get beaten scream for freedom of expression.
Aku / April 23, 2016
Oh dear… the beat goes on… Maybe the man asked for directions to the Zoo and was taken to see MaRa instead…
Monte Cristo / April 22, 2016
Just another bloody smoke screen. He is an adept at this now ! !
Pygmalion / April 22, 2016
Both should have been arrested!
thrishu / April 23, 2016
He claims he is so popular with the public, so why should he worry. The guy must have come to say how much he admired his ex Prez. Poor guy, got arrested!
shankar / April 23, 2016
i’am wondering whether this could have been an intelligence operative trying find out what MR is upto politically and otherwise.
Shan / April 23, 2016
When a statement like the following gets more thumbs up than downs, you know who visit this page:
“The Ghosts of the 75,000 innocent Tamil civilians killed in the final war at Mullivaikkal in May of 2009 will haunt him forever.”
No idea how 75000 came up. it was 40000 before.
K. Nallasamy - Talawakelle / April 23, 2016
According to the UN reports over 75,000 Tamil civilians been brutally massacred at mullivaikkal in the Mullativu District in May of 2009 and over 24 countries voted to have an independent investigation and India our greatest neighbour supported this resolution and this is history.
Joseph De Vazz - Wennappuwa / April 23, 2016
Pl. refer to the UN report of this Massacre which took place during the final days of the war at Mullivaikkal in the Mullaitivu District. The US sponsored resolution at the UN to have in Independent Investigation supported by 24 Countries including India.
Shan / April 24, 2016
Care to provide us link to that report. Thank you.
senthil / April 23, 2016
Boom Boom, Brother I am not a tiger and I am an affected civilian living in Vanni under poverty line. Sorry if I have offended you – I some times write like this to wind people like you and test. I am glad about the response to see that people like you are only a small minority. So please do not brand all the Tamils (CV, Sambanthar etc. ) as Tigers and support army to arrest everyone under falls charges. Actually Delhi, US and China will not be with you during hard time but we Tamils brothers will be with you all the time. Hope you will understand. Muslims always stay with vaasipatha.
Thomas Dep - Pamunugama / April 23, 2016
Muslims are ” VASIPATHTHA OYA” let the Tamils also follow the Muslims. The Muslims are holding Ministerial positions in all successive Government’s including MR & MS and the Muslims know how to play the cards at the correct time.
Diogenes / April 23, 2016
Muruththettuwe priest is alleged to have said he would recruit a sangha battalion to provide security to the ex- president! Government can atleast arm them with Panchaayudhas!
DPJ / April 23, 2016
This obviously is another concocted story by MARA clan. It is they who planted the man. We know who MARA is and his tactics.
gamini / April 23, 2016
For all I know, he must be one of MR’s debtors who was contracted by MR for killing opponents seeking payment and the bugger MR is now pretending not to know him. Simply handover MR to him to settle their scores.
senthil / April 24, 2016
Thomas Dep – Pamunugama, Brother Tiger will never eat grass even when they are staving. Humans should have some discipline, that’s why our ancient people established father, mother, sister, brother – we cannot be pumps to the above people. Vasipatha will not work for a long time – they are holding ministerial posts at the expense of Tamil. Show one Muslim country where there is no mess at the moment even though God gave them oil – Any time God can withdraw that gift. Now srilanka is copying that foot step. If the family trouble comes to the street then it will become public nuisance and outsiders will start to interfere. Now Singhalese allowed our internal trouble to come to the street and now it is an international issue, you cannot hide it inside, Now we can see every detail of this small unknown country in Google Map. In the west there is a question while filling forms ethnicity- at the end Asian origin – Indian, Pakistan or others – then srilankan, Tamil, etc. See how things are changing. You are still living inside a small circle -sad people.
Rupa / April 24, 2016
MR is such a crafty man, all this fuss is just to get more security hope the govt want fall for his trick.
Barus / April 25, 2016
Senthil has some grudge against anyone who is not a Tamil.
If there are Muslims as ministers in every government, then it means that they are needed to form a government.
Senthil is one disgruntled soul, who feels he could solve the problems of this country.
Senthil Ayya, remember one thing, politicians are almost the same irrespective of their religion, caste, or creed. They enter parliament to serve THEIR interest and not that of the people who elected them to that seat in parliament.