I will always safeguard the Rajapaksa family; Amaraweera

2016-03-03 15:25:37

Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera today said he would be always standing to safeguard the Rajapaksa family just as he did in the past.

Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo, Minister Amaraweera said he is personally against any harm done to the Rajapaksa family. Further he said he is making this statement excluding the allegations on the Rajapaksa family of financial frauds and other corrupt actions.

Meanwhile, he said the Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) would not break up and no one would be able to divide it as they have taken steps to avoid the splitting up of the party.

“The SLFP has decided to re-organize the party through ground level programmes. We have also planned to continue with the district level conferences. There is a weakening in the women’s organization of the SLFP and we have taken steps to re-organize these organizations with a new spirit. In addition to that we have taken steps to empower the central organization also," he added.

Further he said the SLFP had successfully held conferences in Northern Province which is a significant factor for reconciliation. There is a noticeable development in the participation of Tamil youth at these conferences.

“We are in terms that the country is our priority, not the party. We are working towards the betterment of the country. Nevertheless we would not ditch our party also,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 19

  • dot Thursday, 3 March 2016 16:07

    I am very proud about you Hon. Minister, but we all aware that how they treated badly at you in Hambanthota.

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    jolly bird Thursday, 3 March 2016 16:28


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    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 4 March 2016 00:02

    You are correct, he should have one firm policy. MR or MS.

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    jolly bird Thursday, 3 March 2016 16:33


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    jolly bird Thursday, 3 March 2016 16:36

    A player of dual role via DM Android App

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    karu Thursday, 3 March 2016 16:58

    Tell the country how you intend to serve and keep your personal matters to yourself. People arent interested in them via DM Android App

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    Hopist Thursday, 3 March 2016 19:20

    Mahinda might go to jail in 2 weeks

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    Bubble Banda Friday, 4 March 2016 00:05

    Before that Namal will be sent to remand.

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    J Palitha Friday, 4 March 2016 00:07

    The entire family and all Joint Opposition rotters will go to Jail after that only the Local Elections.

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    kaanthan Thursday, 3 March 2016 19:41

    If you are there to look after the interest of Rajapakses why dont you resign from your portfolio and go and join the crooks? Prove it to the people.

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    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 4 March 2016 00:09

    He should go and join the Looter King, he plays double game.

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    Sincere Thursday, 3 March 2016 20:09

    Nathuwa nathuwa? Ekata hitpu Birds of a feather ne?

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    Girigoris Thursday, 3 March 2016 20:31

    Is Amaraweera saying that he supports allegations against Rajapakse family of financial frauds and other corrupt actions via DM Android App

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    garawi Thursday, 3 March 2016 20:36

    Not only he but I think nobody wants to harm the Rajapaksa family. But they must be tried for the illegal activities they did and legally penalised!

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    ianaka Thursday, 3 March 2016 22:56

    Even if you know they paid millions of state funds to tigers?

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    J Palitha Friday, 4 March 2016 00:11

    This man could be a spy like Tissa who betrayed UNP. MS keep a close eye on this guy.

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    Ranjan Fernando Friday, 4 March 2016 06:37

    Mr Amaraweera, you were elected by the people of Hambantota to take an oath and serve the country. Not to serve the crooks who robbed the wealth of the country.Please remember.

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    Cobra Friday, 4 March 2016 06:57

    Regardless of the family stealing from the country big time? Or is it that such a comment may come in handy if MR ever comes back to power?

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    Neela Friday, 4 March 2016 11:59

    Safeguarding your interests in the extremely unlikely event that MR returns to power?

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