MR disarmed paramilitary groups despite warnings – Gotabaya
Posted on November 16th, 2016

Adaderana

November 15, 2016  07:22 pm

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa took a ‘politically unfavorable’ decision to disarm the various paramilitary groups, who supported the Sri Lankan government, after the end of the war against the LTTE.

He made these comments during the launch of the book ‘Conflict and Stability’ by former Governor of the Eastern Province Rear Admiral (Rtd) Mohan Wijewickrama and former Governor of the Northern Province Major General  (Rtd) G.A. Chandrasiri.

We know that over several years during the war, other groups who were against the LTTE organisation gradually started to support the government.”

They were armed by the various governments in power at the time,” he said, addressing the gathering at the Mahinda Silva Auditorium of the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training institute on Tuesday (15).

The former Defence Secretary said that these various armed groups, who were armed to protect themselves,” already existed when the Mahinda Rajapaksa government came to power in 2005.

After the war ended I think the president took a very politically unfavorable decision to disarm these groups,” he said.

Rajapaksa said that Douglas Devananda, who was a minister in the former government, told him that the President would lose the next election if this is done.

He claimed that even PLOTE leader Dharmalingam Siddharthan, who is now a TNA MP, had told him that the TNA would become powerful” if these groups are disarmed and therefore asked not to do it.

However, the president said that he wants to hold provincial council elections in the North and that they should be disarmed due to this, he said.

But opponents and sections of the international community did not appreciate such decision taken on behalf of democracy,” he said.

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6 Responses to “MR disarmed paramilitary groups despite warnings – Gotabaya”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    “Rajapaksa said that Douglas Devananda, who was a minister in the former government, told him that the President would lose the next election if this is done.

    He claimed that even PLOTE leader Dharmalingam Siddharthan, who is now a TNA MP, had told him that the TNA would become “powerful” if these groups are disarmed and therefore asked not to do it.

    However, the president said that he wants to hold provincial council elections in the North and that they should be disarmed due to this, he said.”

    Once again 13 amendment RUINED SL and MR!!

    No matter HOW you look at it ALL SL’s problems come from 13 amendment.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    While I agree the 13A should be REPEALED and PCS DISSOLVED and replaced with Districts administered by APPOINTED Governors, the way to do that is not by DESTROYING the Patriotic MR/UPFA govt that reunified the nation and gave us something to argue about.

    This EELAMIST MUCKRAKER Lorenzo, Who vociferously supported the Yamapalanaya before the elections, continued to bash MR/UPFA to make sure that 13A is NEVER REMOVED but is implemented in full transforming Sri Lanka into a FEDERAL STATE or TWO independent states.

    If so, why does he advocate REPEALING 13A now, after having helped bring a govt that wants to fully implement it?

    That is to DEVELOP, REINFORCE and MAINTAIN his cover story as a Patriot so he can help lead them OFF THE CLIFF at the OPPORTUNE TIME!

    In the meantime, he continues to BASH, DEMONIZE and UNDERMINE ALL payritic leaders so no CREDIBLE LEADER is left in the field to lead the Patriots to VICTORY in regaining control of our Motherlsnd!

    Are we such MONUMENTAL IDIOTS to let Lorenzo do that?

    Speak for yourself; don’t hide in the reeds like CRAVEN COWARDS!

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda-USA,

    1. LLRC report goes BEYOND 13 amendment. Who appointed LLRC and promised to fully implement it?
    2. Who promised 13 PLUS?
    3. Who swore in Viggie?
    4. Who made NAJEEB the UPFA CM candidate?

    Not me.

    I met MR in 2014 for 2 minutes and he said he will NOT touch 13 amendment because it was part of SL’s constitution and we have obligations to do it.

    MR (or anyone else) is good only to the extent he DEFENDS SL as a UNITARY SINGHELA BUDDHIST COUNTRY.

    Now Sira has said the new constitution referendum will DEFINITELY LOSE and he has withdrawn support. So what do we have now? NO new constitution and NO LLRC full implementation either!!

    IF I’m an ELAMIST why on earth I want to SCRAP 13 amendment? That is the BEST ROAD to Thamil Elam.

    IF MR listened to us and SCRAPPED 13 amendment when he had 160+ seats in parliament he will be president for life.

    In the above article who criticizes MR? Me or GR?

    MR can topple this govt. NOW and form a very strong govt if he promises to SCRAP 13 amendment.

    Why is he NOT doing it?

  4. S.Gonsal Says:

    “However, the president said that he wants to hold provincial council elections in the North and that they should be disarmed due to this, he said.”

    I see this statement differently.
    Why can’t he DIRECTLY say it is “OUR DECISION” than saying “the president said….” ? BTW president is his brother.

    Now, the STUPIDITY is as clear as distilled water.

    The president WANTED give North democracy TOO SOON. Why ? Because of his greed to show “he is the leader of commonwealth”. Millions of Sri Lankans know this, becuase of the posteres around Colombo those days saying this.
    Here, he LISTENED TO THE BRITISH PM and HE HAS NO RIGHT to say RW, MY3 are listening to the WEST, when he had done so and CREATED THIS ROYAL MESS.

    MR has betrayed the motherland because of his personal desires.

    Not only that, he kept doing the worng things out of personal desires.

    2. Called and early presidential election going against his real friends and gave an easy win to Sira who cannot win 100000 votes.

    3. Then created the biggest betrayal by GIVING BACK MEMBERSHIP to Sira + making him the President of SLFP and ordering all his ministers not to fight ( last one is my guess). Otherwise who gave him powers to destroy a legitimate governement and install a illegitimate LOOSER RW as PM. He acted as if he owned the country and governement.

    4. He doid not stop there. He came back again to lost to the biggest looser of the history RW setting a SriLankan record.

    GR, (if not coming under the shadow of his brother ) MIGHT SPEAK DIFFERENTLY AND ACT DIFFERENTLY.
    MR WILL NOT.
    He should let his brother be the president WITHOUT HIS and BASIL’s influence. Namal should be deported.

  5. plumblossom Says:

    ABOUT PUBLICIZING THE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON THE CENTER AND PERIPHERY RELATIONSHIP

    BY THE SRI LANKAN SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT

    The Joint Opposition is requested by the Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement to publish the above mentioned report about the Recommendations by the Sub-Committee on the Centre and Periphery Relationship.and talk as urgently as possible about its extreme dangers to the Mahanayake Theros.

    Please keep in mind that even India and Pakistan which are huge, massive countries and who are federal states have retained their concurrent lists. South Africa which is a huge country is a unitary state and has a concurrent list. However tiny, little Sri Lanka is proposing to get rid of the concurrent list as the TNA and the US, EU, UK, Norway, Sweden, Canada and India wants.

    The Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement thinks that the big time scoundrels Ranil, CBK,Sirisena and Mangala are doing what a bunch of stuck up US, EU, UK, Norway, Sweden, Canadian politicians who have a superiority complex, are neo-colonialists and imperialists want (since these countries are resource and strategic location hungry) in order to please these stuck up US, EU, UK, Norway, Sweden, Canadian politicians at great expense to all future generations of Sri Lankans and betraying 2600 years and actually 37000 years of independence and freedom of the island of Sri Lanka by partitioning this island which has never ever happened in its 2600 (Sinhala Buddhist civilization) and in fact its 37000 year history (as attested by many pre-historic archaeological findings of iron age, stone age sites).

    This is happening degree by degree, surreptitiously and slowly as the big time scoundrels Ranil, CBK,Sirisena and Mangala have planned and happening slowly but surely. We do not feel it since it happens surreptitiously degree by degree. However suddenly these recommendations by the sub-committee to provide extremely great amounts of powers to provincial councils will be included in the constitution as Ranil wants and at the referendum there will be stuffed ballot boxes and somehow the referendum will be passed. Everything happens as Ranil wants it to happen and in order to please the stuck up US, EU, UK, Norway, Sweden, Canada European politicians. This is what the Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement has noticed.

    Ranil is fooling the Sinhala people big time by doing this slowly, surreptitiously and degree by degree. This is how the OMP Act was passed. That is how the federal or Eelam constitution will be passed as well, surreptitiously, degree by degree and by use of stuffed ballot boxes.

    Our grave suspicion is that the scoundrels Ranil, CBK,Sirisena and Mangala have already promised the US,UK,EU,Sweden, Norway and Canadian politicians, the TNA and all other separatists that the recommendations of the sub committee to provide extremely great amount of powers to provincial councils will happen as planned. Therefore it will happen as planned.

    The only way to stop these big time scoundrels Ranil, CBK, Sirisena and Mangala is to publicize in the Sri Lankan media that this is what they are planning to do and shout out as loud as possible i.e. tell all to the Sri Lankan media, especially the Sinhala media so that this treacherous plan is exposed and the scoundrels Ranil, CBK, Sirisena and Mangala then will have to answer to the Sri Lankan public, especially the Sinhala people and all other patriotic Sri Lankans about this.

    ABOUT THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF SINHALA PEOPLE
    The reality is over 25,000 Sinhala people were ethnically cleansed from the Batticaloa district in the 1980’s by the LTTE. Taking into account population growth from 1983-2016, this number is around 35,000 today. Only around a few thousand Sinhala have returned to live in the Batticaloa district so far. Even they are being threatened by the TNA fascist racists. it is very difficult to figure out what to do in the circumstances.

    The ethnic cleansing of Sinhala people from the North even today by Vigneshwaran and the fascist, racist TNA is well known by now. In the 1980s over 65,000 Sinhala people were ethnically cleansed from the North by the LTTE and taking into account population growth from 1983-2016, this number is around 100,000 today.
    The best remedy is to do everything possible to ensure that the proposed constitution is as unitary as possible and to campaign very hard for that. As long as the constitution is unitary and no more powers are given to the provincial councils, Sinhala Buddhists and even Sinhala Catholics, Malays, Muslims, Veddhas, Burghers are safe. If however, any more powers are given to provincial councils, all of the above and in particular the Sinhala people will be very insecure and unsafe and our future very precarious and uncertain.

  6. SA Kumar Says:

    IF I’m an ELAMIST why on earth I want to SCRAP 13 amendment? That is the BEST ROAD to Thamil Elam.- not true
    If 13A & 6A implemented than no way to TE .

    USA-Ananda, If your mate is true than why VP did not accept NEPC given to him in gold plate by Indian (Rajiv).

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