Mudslingers still attack me and my family, says former President
Posted on May 6th, 2015

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (5) said that the arrest of Corporal Senaka Kumara of the Sri Lanka Army, who allegedly brought a firearm to the SLFP Hambantota District meeting , is the latest episode in the campaign of persecution directed at him and his family members

Issuing a statement he said Corporal Senaka Kumara of the Sri Lanka Army has been arrested and remanded for allegedly bringing a firearm to the SLFP Hambantota district balamandalaya meeting held on the 25th of April 2015 which was attended by President MaithripalaSirisena.

At my request, he accompanied my son Namal to the SLFP district committee meeting. As the Pradeshiya Sabha and Provincial and Council members who were with my son were not allowed to enter through the VIP entrance, he had used the public entrance with the others. Corporal Kumara had been standing by the door of the auditorium after my son went in.

Later an STF officer had asked Corporal Kumara who he was and the latter had said that he had accompanied parliamentarian Namal and that he was from the army. On being told that he should not remain there, Kumara had gone back to his vehicle. After the meeting my son came home with Corporal Kumara and the others.

It was only later that we saw media reports to the effect that one of my bodyguards had been caught with a gun at the SLFP balamandalaya meeting. If a gun was found on an unauthorised individual at a meeting attended by the president, he should have been arrested then and there.
A statement was obtained by the CID from Corporal Kumaratwo days later on the 27thApril. He was arrested and remandedon the 2nd May – a week after the alleged incident.

Corporal Kumara had told the CID that he had left his official handgun with the Army driver of their vehicle before accompanying Namal to the auditorium. The Army driver had corroborated this statement.

A good soldier who has done nothing wrong has been arrested in a thinly veiled attempt to implicate my son in what is being portrayed now as a plot against the president. Questions have been raised as to why a member of my security contingent had accompanied Namal. It should be borne in mind that the families of former presidents are also provided security. Furthermore, Army commando bodyguards were sent overseas by my government to provide protection for the two daughters of the then Army Commander Lt General Sarath Fonseka as well.

The arrest of Corporal Kumara is the latest episode in the campaign of persecution directed at me and all those associated with me including family members. This persecution has now been extended even to members of the armed forces providing protection to me.On an earlier occasion, all the vehicles used by the police personnel in my security contingent were withdrawn.

As a result, these police personnel are performing their duties amidst great difficulties.I would like to call upon those concerned to leave members of the armed forces and police out of the political and personal vendettas they may have againstme or members of my family.On an earlier occasion, when a date had been set for a meeting between me and President Maithripala Sirisena, my brother Basil was arrested and remanded. This time a member of my security contingent has been arrested after another date was set for that meeting.Today, former minister Johnston Fernando was also arrested. These events have all the appearances of being politically orchestrated.”

8 Responses to “Mudslingers still attack me and my family, says former President”

  1. ranjit Says:

    Be tough Sir, our time will come soon and we will show the world the difference between the good and the bad. You never took revenge from anyone but the opposite happens now but do not get disappointed but stay alert and strong because people needs you again to save the Motherland.

    We the people are there in millions for Rajapaksas because if not for you and your family we wouldn’t have got our country back from ruthless terrorism which we suffered for thirty long years. You ask MY3 ” what the heck he is doing as a party boss while all the SLFPer’s go to jail? What action he has taken against the bank robber Mahendran and Ravi? Why he appointed an illegal Govt while there was one already there legally? You have so many questions to ask from that puppet MY3 so just grilled him and make his head spin. Hope a better tomorrow will come to our homeland with you as head.

  2. Ben Silva Says:

    Well said ranjit. Hope you write articles as well. Sihalese need to communicate. Unfortunately many are poor and do not have access to social media and even world news. We had dignity with MR. Now we have a bunch of spineless boot lickers that worship foreigners and Indians.

  3. jay-ran Says:

    Yes Sir Former President, BE ALERT & STRONG AS MANY SRI LANKANS ARE WITH YOU.MY3 the BIGGEST TRAITOR and RW THE BATALANDA MINEEMARUWA AND THE UNPers ARE ALL FRIGHTENED DUE TO THE SUPPORT EXTENDED BY THE MAJORITY OF THE MPs AND THE PEOPLE.As RANJITH SAYS,YOU NEVER TOOK REVENGE FROM THE OPPOSITION!
    Had you been such a DIRTY MAN,MODI-CHAURA REJINA WOULD HAVE GONE TO JAIL FOR FRAUDULANTLY LEASING 5 ACRS OF PORT AREA FOR PRIVATE COMPANY TO SUPPLY GAS FOR SHIPS!!!
    Very soon an UNFORESEEN POWER WILL DESTROY THESE MUDSLINGING TRAITORS AS IF NOT FOR RAJAPAKSA<SRI LANKA WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDER TAMIL TERRORISTS!!!

  4. Christie Says:

    Namaste: When it comes to Indian Empire doing something they go to the smallest detail. After1956 they made sure the smallest emerging Sinhala enterprise is nationalized or destroyed. Indians will go after the last person standing as they do with the untouchables back home. Jai Hind
    .

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    The vast majority of people in Sri Lanka are now seeing through the various FALSE allegations against former President Mahinda Rajapakse & Family. Now an army person is drawn into the mess as well. We know very well that MR & Family folk are decent people (quite unlike some of the current govt folk !). MR & Family did not indulge in FALSE allegations on people nor did they sling mud. So what is the motive in current govt and other folk doing this ?

    * Is it revenge for succeeding in ousting the LTTE ?

    * Is it used as a distraction whilst the new govt plays ‘pandu’ with the country’s economy ?

    * A distraction to change laws fast to form a Fascist type state (as was attempted through the 19-A which was severely trimmed by an alert Parliament.
    * Hired/paid hands to make mischief for MR & Family ?

    * Covering up their own misdeeds such as the Central Bank scam ?
    * Power grabs by creeps through the back door ?
    * Tactics to destabilise the right thinking folk in Lanka, create doubt and fear.
    * Many more reasons mostly tied to ‘grey money’ floating around.

    Yes, MR & Family must stay STRONG, ALERT & FOCUSSED to extricate themselves out of messes created by no good folk. With you all the way, MR & Family ! Thank you for all you and your Family did for us.

  6. Ben Silva Says:

    I agree with Fran Diaz. The present attacks against MR is revenge attacks against MR & family, for rescuing the country from terrorists. When NR was defeated, there was celebrations in Tamil Nadu. I have been to Tamil Nadu and people there are very aware of the situation in Lanka. However, to be fair, there are many good Tamils. Racist Tamils may have given lots of sweeteners for MY3 gang and perhaps lot of money. I cannot see any other reason for destroying the heritage of the Sinhalese (National anthem given to Tamil Nadu) and the destruction of our security arrangements and the control of the central bank given to alleged sympathizers, resulting in a fraud estimated to be 500 million dollars.

  7. Fran Diaz Says:

    I almost forgot …

    One of the main aims of the mudslingers is Ye Olde Ruse : “Divide & Rule”, copied from the British Raj !!

  8. vyasan Says:

    It is very much obvious that MR has been targeted in every way possible to discredit his achievements during the past 10 years, and to destroy his chances of a come-back to politics. But I strongly believe, and pray to the Almighty, that he will be back victoriously to save the country, this time from the foreign powers who plotted against him and their local collaborators. I also hope that the people will realize the truth about it.

    -A Sri Lankan Tamil

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