MAHINDA PLAYING THE RACIST CARD
Mahinda Rajapaksha Addressing the rally full of Sinhala public, held at Dravindra Seth Vijaya Mendis playground at Katunayake on Monday. in support of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) contesting Feb. 10 Local Government polls, Rajapaksa alleged that the UNP-SLFP coalition was busy dividing the country on ethnic lines in the name of national reconciliation. “Exercise your franchise to register strongest possible opposition to the planned break-up of the country.”
Rajapaksa declared that lasting peace could never be achieved by giving into the demands of Tamils. The former Commander-in-Chief warned of dire consequences if the government was allowed to go ahead with its plans. The division of the country would cause permanent enmity between communities, Rajapaksa warned, urging the electorate to exercise their franchise in support of the SLPP at Feb 10 Local Government polls. The former president said Feb 10 vote should be considered as a referendum on three-year failed joint administration.
Interestingly last week he was in Jaffna and promised to implement a political package if he is given back the power. In 2009 when his family ruled the country he promised to implement 13+ amendment to constitution but never did it. He is known for misleading the public and foreign diplomats and he is called the greatest Liar of Sri Lanka.
When Mahinda was the president and his family was ruling the country he had called TNA leader Mr Sambanthan to his office as the president of the country and threatened him to stop asking for equal rights for Tamils or he cannot guarantee his safety indirectly threatening to kill him, Mr Sambanthan had said this in a public meeting last week and asked the Tamils to not to trust Mahinda at any cost.
PM wants those found guilty of serious crimes stripped of civic rights, Mahinda says NO WAY!
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday asked the political parties represented in Parliament whether they would support amending the Section 81 of the Constitution to deprive a person found guilty of serious crimes of his civic rights.
Commencing the adjournment debate on the bond commission report and the presidential commission report on serious crimes and abuse of power in Parliament the Prime Minister said the PRECIFAC had recommended the amendment of section 81 of the Constitution to provide for scrapping the civic rights of a person found guilty of serious crimes. “Are the party leaders ready to amend section 81 of the Constitution or are they scared of doing so?”
Addressing the rally held in support of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) contesting Feb. 10 Local Government polls, Rajapaksa warned the government that denial of his civic rights wouldn’t be an easy task.
Rajapaksa dared the government to strip him of civic rights while recalling how Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike was stripped of her civic rights by JRJ government in the most draconian manner. Declaring his readiness to face any eventuality, Rajapaksa said he was ready to face the Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe two national carriers-Sri Lankan and Mihin Lanka from Jan.1, 2006 to Jan. 31, 2018
The former president who also held the finance portfolio said that the country didn’t require what he called political commissions.