Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was not a god and there was no need to protest against the Bribery Commission decision to summon him, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said today.
He said even he had given a statement to the Commission with regard to a complaint he had made on a deal of coal.
“No need to be afraid or to hesitate to give a statement to the Commission if the person had done nothing wrong. And others should not protest and obstruct attempts of the Commission to record statements,” he told a news conference today.
However, he said the charge levelled against Mr. Rajapaksa that he had given MP Tissa Attanayake a ministerial post as a bribe, raised the question whether the charges was appropriate.
“As the incident happened during the election campaign, the Elections Commissioner should have taken care of it. If the reason behind making the charges at this crucial moment to postpone the 19th Amendment, then I believe it had been successful,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Comments - 16
You are Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:44 AM
Please remember that since you talk like a god, you too are not a god as well.
ro Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:57 AM
MR is a hero to many for saving Sri Lanka
Dee Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:20 AM
May not for an ungrateful like u...
Kotiya Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:21 AM
Mr.Banda ..Of course..all the Gods are in India and demi Gods in US.. all donkeys including you and me in Sri Lanka
CLIVE Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:28 AM
Then Mr. Champika, can we call MR as the savior of our country and people from brutal terrorism?
Silva Wednesday, 22 April 2015 11:46 AM
If MR is savior, what we call Gen.Sarath Fonseka ? ? ?
Silva Wednesday, 22 April 2015 11:49 AM
All our heroic soldiers who went to battle field to face the enemy are the real heroes and saviors of this country and not who were seated in AC rooms and enjoying whisky !
Prem Nath Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:33 AM
Same should apply to the top man who crosses over to the UNP. Question CKB and RW too.
Gratiaen Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:49 AM
Yes ro.He is a Hero to Heroin.
anura Tuesday, 21 April 2015 05:49 PM
Champika you has right view on this dramas in parliament today.broth side has lots of discomfort members.
Madlin Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:37 AM
Champika is correct why should anyone be scared if they have not done any wrong via DM Android App
saman Tuesday, 21 April 2015 05:55 PM
For millions He actually is!
Do notforget these Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:44 AM
hero for his family and also herio in depositing billions of US dollars in the bank for family wellbeing n now for the country. the real herio is Sarath fonseka he only brought the victory since he was face to face in the battle...But Mr was AC room at that time ...so do not forget these
upali Wednesday, 22 April 2015 01:42 PM
MR has done more than JHU
Bubble Banda Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:58 AM
A (No.1) Thief a God. He is a cursed vessel.
BV Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:55 AM
ONCE A HERO FOR SAVING SRI LANKA AND SECONDLY A HERO FOR RUINING SRI LANKA. via DM Android App
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