Posted on June 1st, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

.Cabinet paper on bulletproof vehicle for MR due to request..

  • Opp. Leader’s office sent request for bulletproof vehicle in letter to PM’s Office
  • It cited serious security threats to former President
  • Decision on Cabinet paper referred for next week

Daily FT ,…….

Should  we take a clue from the His Eminence  The Cardinal  ??

I agree that Ex-President’s life is worth protection because people are now lamenting that they made a wrong decision.Hence they may want to revert the decision they made .

 Maduluwawe Sobhita Thero is no more hence there is no one to advise .Rathana Thero is also in a warpath with the President and the Government.

Prof Wijesooriya who was an ardent supporter of the incumbent government is now regretting that he supported them to come to power .

We are not sure about Rajitha Senaratne ,as he is unpredictable and Patali is head on collision with the PM in getting rid of Badhurdin. These were the same people who towed the line with MS to get rid of MR .

Now with Dammika .Nagananda ,Pallewatta eying for the post ,we should keep the  experienced ex leader alive to take the helm.

I remember we did lot of work in converting a land rover to a bullet proof vehicle  for the President Premadasa after  JVP tried to blow off Athulathmidali in the Parliament. Unfortunately President  Premadasa was driving around in the same converted bullet proof  vehicle when he was killed by tigers ,That is because ,fate made him come out if vehicle with Mohiddeen to greet Babu. ( I sometimes wonder whether Mohidden was a member of NTJ?)

Whether we all take precautions by driving bullet proof vehicles or not when time is up you may die of choking a Coa Cola .

At this juncture MR should say that he did not want any bullet proof vehicle and say, my people are more important and let the government protect them .

That is what the Cardinal said .

Dr Sarath Obeysekera


  1. aloy Says:

    He must be thinking about what happened to Indira Gandhi. Perhaps he will have to park it very close to bedroom.

  2. Dilrook Says:

    The government must not approve this.

    No past opposition leader had bulletproof cars especially when the country was not at war. Mahinda is no exception. He already has one. He demands a new one which is totally unacceptable.

    Victims of the Alawwa weapons store explosion, 4/21, etc. are yet to be compensated sufficiently, this wasteful UNP regime is going to buy bulletproof cars. Shame!

  3. Christie Says:

    It is usually luxurious vehicles that are made bullet proof.

    Remember they are not bomb proof.

    It is Gota that India is aiming at.


    President MR must have a bullet proof vehicle. He cannot be compared with the Cardinal. Cardinal need not travel to win an Election. Cardinal need not meet public at odd places.

    But I agree that this is not a time to spend extra money for bullet proof vehicles. Ranil Wickremasinghe need not have a BP vehicle. If he has any enemies, it will be Buddhists. And they will not kill this man, who is nearing his political death very soon in any way. Catholics will NOT kill Ranil. Tamils will NOT kill Ranil. Muslims will NOT kill Ranil. He can only be harmed by his own Party, by arrogant well-known Anti-Ranil thugs.

    By the way what happened to the BP vehicle returned by the Cardinal ? So there are two BPs, one of Ranil and the other returned by the Cardinal.

  5. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    ALOY !!! Indira Ghandhi was shot by one of her own security guards while she was seated at a meeting. I stand to be corrected.

  6. aloy Says:

    Susantha, Yes. That is exactly what I meant. The day even a child will realize the war winning hero end up being a traitor for giving the ME people access to SL’s east and Wipattu is not far. And he knows that. Therefore the request for bullet proof vehicles. This may even be a UNP trick to expose him.

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