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Basil’s arrest was pre-planned: Wimal

13 May 2016 02:49 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The National Freedom Front (NFF) said yesterday that FCID’s arrest of former Minister Basil Rajapaksa was a planned action of the government and the JVP which supported it indirectly.

The National Freedom Front (NFF) said yesterday that FCID’s arrest of former Minister Basil Rajapaksa was a planned action of the government and the JVP which supported it indirectly.

NFF leader and MP Wimal Weerawansa said in a statement that the unofficial website of the JVP carried a news item beforehand saying that a member of the Rajapaksa family was to be arrested.
Mr. Weerawansa said the arrest was made to divert the peoples’ mounting protest against the government because of its anti-people actions.

“A huge protest is directed towards the government for its anti-peoples’ actions such as illegal increase of the Vat and NBT, government’s alleged plan to release LTTE terrorists who were under arrest by removing the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and continuous postponement of the Local Government Elections. We believe that Mr. Rajapaksa was arrested to divert mounting protests against the government, Mr. Weerawansa said in the statement.

He said they strongly condemned the suppression of the government by using the FCID, the government’s hunting device to hunt down opposition politicians. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 9

  • Singo Friday, 13 May 2016 12:08 PM

    You are next in line. Be ready

    Aba Jayasekera Saturday, 14 May 2016 10:24 AM

    He is only used to barking !

    Wele Vidane Friday, 13 May 2016 12:56 PM

    DIG Anura

    malij Saturday, 14 May 2016 11:24 AM

    He is the one who said MR lost because of Basil. Now when Basil is in court answering his wrongdoings WW is trying to defend him leveling wild allegations against FCID, Police and the Govt. Two tongued, parasites.

    Prem Friday, 13 May 2016 03:06 PM

    You were released at the immigration when you had possessed two passports of yours. Was that post planed?

    kaboos Friday, 13 May 2016 03:31 PM

    check his J.s.c certificate

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 13 May 2016 09:34 AM

    If I was to carry two birth certificates, what do you think will happen to me? You and your family have carried multiple identity cards, passports and birth certificates but still scot free, why?

    One country, one passport Friday, 13 May 2016 10:44 AM

    Of course the VAT, NBT must be increased. How else can the govt recover the stolen money?

    meloney Saturday, 14 May 2016 08:37 AM

    Do not bother to check his JSC certificate. Even he has passed his JSC there is nothing above his shoulders.


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