Sri Lanka has today become a centre of drug smuggling, mainly due to politicians harbouring drug smugglers, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.
He said this while attending the opening ceremony of the two-storey Sangawasaya at the Pushparama Purana Maha Viharaya at Malawenna, Galle.
Mr. Rajapaksa said it was time for the parents to take action to safeguard their children from drugs without waiting for the government to do so.
“A strong system based on religious places of worship should be made to eradicate the drug menace. The police and other security forces should take legal action against drug smugglers without giving into political influences," he said.
MPs Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, Chandima Weerakkody, Mohan de Silva and former parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe were also present at this occasion. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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Comments - 30
Chux Friday, 11 January 2019 08:54 AM
Look who is talking????
Bull Friday, 11 January 2019 03:06 PM
Sofia Friday, 11 January 2019 04:21 PM
Is that why you reinstated Rangajeewa murderer of drug squad, within two days of your coming back in October 25th.
dulan Friday, 11 January 2019 08:54 AM
Yes we remember how you flew to Negombo to show solidarity with Lanza and also your love for Duminda
Mandy Friday, 11 January 2019 04:16 PM
When you hear this type of talk, I think we should make hypocrisy a crimnal offence. He and his clan were godfathers and now Police and Narcotics doing a good job and so drug detections make daily news.
Smuggler Friday, 11 January 2019 08:56 AM
We know that but, we are getting CAUGHT !!!
TJ Friday, 11 January 2019 09:04 AM
True. But people suspects that their operations are being facilitated by bureacrats and politicians
Lasantha de Silva Friday, 11 January 2019 09:12 AM
Kudu Duminda, Kudu Lanza, the names says it all.Lasa
gamage Friday, 11 January 2019 09:15 AM
Yes, once that Lansa was raided by STF one politician went to his home to rescue him.
Countryman Friday, 11 January 2019 11:24 AM
Please recall the time when you were the president of the country! now you have to regret for what you did for the country!
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 11 January 2019 11:42 AM
Ha Ha this guy is a real joke when he opens his mouth
MODA BURUWA Friday, 11 January 2019 12:17 PM
Speaks like MODAwansa sheding crocodile tears .
Borat Friday, 11 January 2019 11:54 AM
How you flew by helicopter to see Lansa The mighty who has fallen is talking
ahamed Friday, 11 January 2019 12:02 PM
we still can remember an era a popular drug dealer who came to directly from jail...ha ha ha
Samson Friday, 11 January 2019 12:03 PM
There are lot of them close to you including some in parliament. Please do not give them nominations at the next election.
Samy Selvarajah Friday, 11 January 2019 12:10 PM
M.R., can you remember everything which has happened from 2005? Do not fool the people anymore. How was the drugs smuggled during those years? Was your P.M., too involved? This may be the continuation of your times. Once the culprits are brought to book, more details will follow. So,get ready. God bless our nation. We pray to Jesus Christ.
KOLA KOTIYA Friday, 11 January 2019 12:30 PM
HE CANT REMEMBER BUT WE CAN REMEMBER WHEN THE STF RAIDED THE LANZAZ RESIDENCE ON THE SAME DAY HE VISITED TO HIS HOUSE. HE IS OFF HIS HEAD NOW
Veda mama Friday, 11 January 2019 12:34 PM
Oh...This is very very stale news. Should have thought about it, when in the driving seat
Jude Friday, 11 January 2019 12:40 PM
Whoa whoa whoa, all the Drug kingpins happens to be your buddies and associates!!!???
rouge Friday, 11 January 2019 12:41 PM
Pablo Escobar said the same about Colombia
Maru Friday, 11 January 2019 12:51 PM
Yes and you are part of it!
Dee Friday, 11 January 2019 02:27 PM
Coming from a very knowledgeable person! True !
Jaya Friday, 11 January 2019 02:42 PM
Why take some action to help the government.Mobilize your balakaya to stop this and demonstrate your potential.
casmir Friday, 11 January 2019 02:57 PM
yes , you correct we have to safeguard our children from drugs by safeguard them from politicians. So will say good bay to Sri Lanka and will fly to a country with safe and security in place. We do not needs to be ruled by third class ploititiance whom are drug dealers , Thieves and murderers.
Nilhan Friday, 11 January 2019 03:04 PM
He knows every thing because his associates are running the show.
Tony Friday, 11 January 2019 03:37 PM
You laid a founation stone at Nimal Lansa house in Negombo. Remember your visit after police raided his house.
Mandayan Friday, 11 January 2019 04:30 PM
Leader of opposition will have say something until he becomes the head of Tangalle PS Chairman.
param Friday, 11 January 2019 04:36 PM
the BANA preaching beast,
Justin Friday, 11 January 2019 06:47 PM
A case of pot calling the kettle black!
Lanka Shantha Friday, 11 January 2019 06:53 PM
Kalpitiya was the first center and now it had expanded to All over Sri Lanka? But who had started this business? Try to remember.
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