Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reported to have met the heads of diplomatic missions of some Islamic countries yesterday and discussed the violence that erupted in the country during the past few days.
However, there was no information immediately made available to the media about what transpired at the meeting conducted at his residence.
The meeting took place in the context of both the government and the opposition hurling allegations against each other on the incidents. (Kelum Bandara)
Scooby Doo Friday, 9 March 2018 09:15
Who is he now, to do that? We are not happy with the government but it doesn't mean that we will like you. Please stay away.
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Ivak Friday, 9 March 2018 09:29
He is free to discuss. They are free to accept or reject the invitation. What's the issue?
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Chad Friday, 9 March 2018 09:32
Looks like you were not here to celebrate the LG polls results
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sach Friday, 9 March 2018 09:39
In the absence of a government, a person with known leadership qualities will take lead. That is why.
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Roge Friday, 9 March 2018 09:44
Absolutely... why should an ordinary MP get involved in all this??
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jason Friday, 9 March 2018 09:48
What ever said and done, he knows how to milk the situation and do not sleep on issues..even if he do anything or not..he will act accordingly..PM and Prez have no clue how to play to the mass...
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shanthapriya Friday, 9 March 2018 10:08
Even they have understood the importance of Mahinda if peace and equality to be prevailed in a society
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citizen Friday, 9 March 2018 11:07
Hey Scooby Do.... don't act like a child, everyone knows that MR intervened and settle the matter, otherwise Prez and PM did nothing. I heard that first thing that MR done was to strengthen the security at the SL-Indo cricket venue. after his advice only President declared State of Emergency. Then he adviced to meet security heads and religious leaders in Kandy. Kiriella had contacted MR and wanted to intervened. Now you Scooby Do say that MR had created the violence, so he (MR) could solve it. The police report had come now if you have access just see who was behind these violence. Ppl like you are the extremists, everyone should beware like you ppl. Keep politics aside, try to build the country.
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Scooby Doo Friday, 9 March 2018 11:33
I was a fan of Scooby Doo and now your story seems interesting. You cannot fool kandyans. Go and tell this to your village people. We know what happened. Its because of police this became serious.If police were strong it would have ended on the same day. We know who came to visit the funeral of budhdhist brother and who started this after the visit. Its your Appachchis henchmen.
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Cmbysh Friday, 9 March 2018 14:46
This man brought settlement rubish....... It is possible because he and henchmen is the instigated the riots. Trying to become the hero of the muslims now. My foot.
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Sara mara Friday, 9 March 2018 09:18
This guy is bringing his acting skills in to play. Well well!
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OSCAR Friday, 9 March 2018 10:21
Yeah, AFTER poisoning the minds of the people for political gain, he is really acting now very well.I propose him for OSCAR award
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critical observer Friday, 9 March 2018 11:07
Why did the Diplomats accept his invitation??? he is an ordinary MP. Does the Diplomats think otherwise!!!!
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C.K.Lakaputhjra Friday, 9 March 2018 09:35
Sir, haven't they reminded you of the Aluthgama incident which was instigated by your Gota brother.
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Nova Friday, 9 March 2018 09:38
Oh no! Now Ranil finished MR has started to rape MS also pathetic!
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yahiya Friday, 9 March 2018 09:41
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Refaideen Friday, 9 March 2018 09:42
We’re confused who is the president of Sri Lanka.
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critical observer Friday, 9 March 2018 11:09
even the Diplomats must be confused. Otherwise they would no have ended up at his residence.
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PC Friday, 9 March 2018 09:44
You have to admit, he is street smart! This is exactly what the Government should have done.
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Man Friday, 9 March 2018 09:45
He is just an MP so his comments are not valid, at all as people of SL ruled him out of power unless he begged pardon for his inaction, during his regime, during the attacks on Muslims, in Beruwala, without any compensation paid. Palitha Thewapperuma helped Muslims, on such sites, that time but Mahinda.
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Samantha Perera Friday, 9 March 2018 09:47
He has achieved the impossible before in spite of all criticism and with tremendous pressure from the West. Let him try. Your vote is sovereign if your biases still standEnded Civil war in spite of vested Western powersBuilt up GDP from 1200 to 3300 per capitaVisible, quality development highways and Colombo cityInternational hotel chains all over Sri Lanka with local stakesForeign InvestmentBrought down govt debt to 35 year low of 72 percentSingapore is 110 percentCheck these facts one by one. Then decide whether he can do this or not. Google works to check if these are lies
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Rasheed Friday, 9 March 2018 09:49
We must appreciate MR, actually Prime Minister should have done this.
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Govinda Friday, 9 March 2018 10:04
Wolf in sheep's clothing
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Ronnie Bugger Friday, 9 March 2018 11:17
Aye, aye, Sir. In the guise of a 'good samaritan'.
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BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 9 March 2018 10:04
This is like, the chief fox explaining to the farmer that it was not his brood that attacked the chickens.
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Laksiri Fernando Friday, 9 March 2018 10:09
Sir, we appreciate your involvement to restore peace. You were the leader who ended a 30 year old deadly civil war in our country. Minorities will secure under your leadership in the near future.
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CARE Friday, 9 March 2018 10:16
Since the security forces are biased and ineffective, a special forces division from amongst the minorities ought to be created. Only this force should be deployed to locations where their respective ethnicities are vulnerable and must be given orders to shoot anybody causing violence. Nothing but only a no nonsense approach would work, since thugs don't respect the law. Fact!
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BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 9 March 2018 11:09
Best is to have a UN force stationed all over the country to take over on racist incidents.
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Citizen Friday, 9 March 2018 11:15
Hey CARE, Security forces members reluctant to take action against culprits or rioters, because when our soldiers took action to control any situation, the way the rioters wanted, foriegn powers, diaspora and international communities, HR activists including you will come and tell that soldiers violating HR. Ranil and Mangala waiting to that happen as they easily can jail those soldiers and go to internationally. I spoke to several officers, they said they are afraid to take action even withing the limit or under state of emergency. That is the reality.
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Lord Wolfstein Friday, 9 March 2018 10:59
Apart from Adolf Hitler, I have never seen such a deceitful and perfidious person as MR. This man is solely responsible for the uprising and pretend now to be the helper in distress.
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Haramanis Friday, 9 March 2018 14:06
Lord Wolf is always plugging the Diaspora agenda aka pro LTTE agenda - so beware
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Lord Wolfstein Friday, 9 March 2018 17:12
Dear Haramanis. Living mostly in SL I do not even know anyone from the Tamil diaspora. I represented the side of humanity and law.
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BILLA Friday, 9 March 2018 10:59
you are just another parliamentarian, We know who are you and this drama will not work anymore.
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fareed Friday, 9 March 2018 11:17
Well, well the Muslim leaders have nothing to do with Islam or Muslims, they are Secular leaders like Nethanyahu or Trump. Muslims have no respect in these missions. I may put my trust in non-Muslim Western missions.
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SRP Friday, 9 March 2018 11:19
He is worried It's a recovery process he is trying If you ask 9 out of 10 Muslims, they will tell it is his party supporters who are behind the riots, disruption and vandalism. He has lost faith of both Tamil and Muslim community - a terrible mistake MR has been put into by his few close supporters who have a born grudge towards the minority people. One who does not have the support of minority - which is a bad word or name to use - can never be an effective leader of that country
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Ronnie Bugger Friday, 9 March 2018 11:28
This man is being prompted to play all the cards in the pack to get back what he lost. What an egoistic slob he is.
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TJ Friday, 9 March 2018 12:06
How many of the rioters were arrested and imprisoned in the past? When politicians don't have the will to enforce the rule of law, there is no point in blaming each other. After all most of the politicians are accomplices of rioters.
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Chris Friday, 9 March 2018 13:59
Probably worried about his stolen money in Dubai banks.Such hypocrites.
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Ajja Friday, 9 March 2018 16:27
You all can scream but he is the man for the moment.What ever said and done he has a better control than the present jokers.People now realize his value at the back of their mind....
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Mr.Collierswood Friday, 9 March 2018 17:14
Who is he to talk? We all remember how he and his family took us all for a ride. MR is the person who is behind all this drama. He is now talking as he is there to help the government. People voted his party in LG election doesn't mean he is the Supreme Leader of our country.
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