Wimal Weerawansa a ex Minister and a close associate of Mahinda Rajapakshe who wanted to continue to stay in power used racists card to gain votes. There only hope was to play the racist card to get votes and wants Minister Mangala arrested.
Some of the Ministers who had made millions by fraudulent transaction in Mahinda’s time are being questioned by the CID, Hence they are compelled to create problem and are trying to topple the current government so they can getaway from their fraudulent activities.
In retaliation to the fraudulent Ministers under Mahinda were arrested by the CID, Mahinda has threatened the current parliamentarians that the Prisons will be filled and will be unable to accommodate the prisoners he intended to put behind bars for exposing his family members and his associates fraudulent activities.
Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who was visiting London, met with leading Diaspora groups in London over the weekend and engaged in discussions on how the diaspora groups can contribute to the reconciliation process. It is learnt that Minister Mangala Samaraweera engaged in the talks with the London-based Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and the representatives of Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) last weekend in London.
In a statement the GTF said the organization and the Tamil National Alliance continued their informal dialogue over the last two days in London with various stakeholders to enhance confidence building measures between all communities within and outside Sri Lanka. The Minister of Foreign Affairs was also present in the talks.
During the meeting, the need for constructive engagement by the Sri Lankan Diaspora was discussed, including the needs of displaced people.
The participants agreed to call a further meeting to present the requirements to various High Commissioners and Ambassadors based in Sri Lanka, with the aim to raise funds for housing of over two thousand families in the newly released lands, the GTF said.
According to the GTF, the release of prisoners held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in the light of the review by the Ministry of Justice was also discussed. The TNA and the GTF further raised the issue of listing of Diaspora organizations and individuals by the previous Government.
Ideas of ways in which the Sri Lankan Diaspora could assist by bringing its exceptional capacity and capabilities were also explored.
Foreign Minister Samaraweera has said earlier that the Sri Lankan government is reviewing the ban imposed on some Tamil diaspora groups and individuals by the former government in order to take the reconciliation process forward.