Similar to the saying 'there is a strong woman behind every successful man', there is a political leader behind every underworld leader, MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.
Responding to a question at the weekly Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) news briefing, MP Gammanpila said regardless of the status or the political party they belonged to, politicians must be brought to books if they back underworld figures or activities.
“No underworld can sustain without the backing and support of politician and the protection of the police. There is always a politician behind each underworld leader. Without any differences, action should be taken against politicians if they back the underworld," he said.
He also criticised Minister Lakshman Kiriella for faulting the media over inability to bring down Makandure Madush from Dubai, UAE.
"The Minister said Madush could have been brought to Sri Lanka similar to how Sri Lanka brought Kumaran Padmanadan (KP) from Malaysia. KP is not someone who committed crimes in Malaysia. Therefore, he was sent to Sri Lanka the minute the request was made. However, Madush is someone who had committed crimes in both Sri Lanka and the UAE. Therefore, it is not that simple to bring him to Sri Lanka," MP Gammanpila said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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Comments - 18
Gamaya Tuesday, 12 February 2019 02:29 AM
What r you complaining against when you r equally falty.
C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 12 February 2019 06:12 AM
Dont say a politician, say many politicians behind one.
Lost Lankan Tuesday, 12 February 2019 06:44 AM
Mate,it would have nice if you have completed your speech by saying which criminal you are supporting or behind your success without we chasing the truth. You may add value to your speech quoting names of your party members too to cleanse your political bearings.
Dayan Tuesday, 12 February 2019 06:49 AM
You are the politicians and not us. Get yourself corrected.
Unchikun Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:18 AM
Had a UNP or government MP got caught doing this, the frog would have gone to town. Now he is shielding the man caught redhanded. As I always claim a pinhead.
Citizen Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:24 AM
For once you speak the truth. Now tell us whose patron saint are you?
Kathirgaman Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:32 AM
What has happened to the law passed in 2006 to freezeAll movable and immovable assets coming from DrugsAnd other illegal activities???
Kalu Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:43 AM
Long time ago MR was crying when there was a underworld man shot dead I forgot the name.
Fonseka Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:49 AM
So WHO is the underworld leader behind you Gamanpila ?
Sambo Tuesday, 12 February 2019 07:52 AM
I never liked what ever you said, but this time what you have said is thousand present correct and I admire you for it. All our politicians are 100% corrupt. That is a fact.
ANTON Tuesday, 12 February 2019 08:01 AM
AND BEHIND EVERY POLITICIAN THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF DAMN IDIOTS.
Kara Tuesday, 12 February 2019 08:30 AM
We know it before you
ANTON Tuesday, 12 February 2019 08:36 AM
PLEASE, ARREST THIS MAN FIRST, HE KNOWS THE NAMES AND HIDEOUTS OF ALL THE UNDERWORLD LEADERS AND THEIR MASTERS.
sobers Tuesday, 12 February 2019 08:38 AM
So which underworld criminal are you supporting?
Don Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:40 AM
This man must have used a underworld criminal to frighten Patrick to chase him way !!
samantha Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:32 AM
Of course. Do you want more details? MR was the number one politician who use under world gangs for his politics and revenge.
gagana Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:06 PM
The 100 rupee beggar tries to utter wise words, but doesn't know people consider him as a clown
Nimal Tissa Wijethunga Wednesday, 13 February 2019 07:24 AM
A few years ago, a Top politician in the country not allowed to take actions against the top eleven drug dealers in the country.A well known fact among the minitries involved in those matters.
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