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MR tried to protect himself-Spokesman

22 July 2015 07:02 am - 79     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A video showing an incident that occurred at a UPFA election rally held in Akuressa yesterday attended by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has started going viral in the internet.

The incident occurred on Tuesday during a United Peoples Freedom Alliance election rally held at the premise of Akuressa bus terminal.

Mr. Rajapaksa, who was on his way towards the stage, was seen moving towards a supporter in an irritated manner.

Security guards pulled Mr. Rajapaksa away to prevent what seemed like a fist attack by him towards the supporter. The former President got on to the stage after the brief encounter.

Clarifying the incident where the ex-president seemed to be moving toward a supporter angrily, his Spokesman Rohan Weliwita said the particular supporter was under the influence of liquor and Mr. Rajapaksa had only attempted to release himself from the supporter’s grip.

Mr. Weliwita said there was no adequate security provided for Mr. Rajapaksa and also some elements were sending drunken men to the rallies of Mr. Rajapaksa to cause obstructions.

“At the Akuressa rally, a drunkard attempted to grasp Mr. Rajapaksa’s hand. When he grasped both hands, Mr. Rajapaksa freed them from him. Though the former President was provided security personnel, they have not even given other facilities such as mobile phones or vehicles. If adequate security was provided, these incidents would not occur,” he said.      

He urged Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to reveal the models of the vehicles and their numbers if Mr. Rajapaksa’s security detail had been provided with vehicles as claimed. (Lahiru Pothmulla)





Pix by Ishan Sanjeewa

 

  Comments - 79

  • J Palitha Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:40 PM

    Yes, you cannot risk your life anymore. Better withdraw Sir. We need you to live for another 10 years atleast.

    Kin pin Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:41 PM

    If this was what he can do in public just imagine what he is capable of

    Palhoru Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:04 PM

    Wonder who the drunkard is

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:42 PM

    Was Chandi Weerawansa was not there?

    prasantha60 Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:35 PM

    only drunken men will Come MR rally, because he offer food and alcohol to come to his rally

    lkboy Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:35 PM

    Ya ya we saw who grasped and who tried to hit. We are not blind!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:44 PM

    Sir you did go with Vasu? Other-wise he should have scolded that fellow in "BAD FILTH" as usual.

    hemantha Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:37 PM

    Poor supporter

    Amila Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:37 PM

    It may be drama in order to get more attention during the election.

    Nadeesha Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:45 PM

    True colour of MR was exposed.

    Peratha Rajapakshe Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:45 PM

    Even if he would have broken his hand, he will continue politics with one hand.

    Amila Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:40 PM

    judges put suspected criminals behind bars to protect them. So it is better to put this man also.

    Nadeesha Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:50 PM

    MR treats his supporters as his own children and therefore, he has the right to beat the supporter totame him.

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:41 PM

    Voter attacked by the candidate... !!!!

    ziyard Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:41 PM

    Do we want a thug as a prime minister ?

    peirisprasad Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:54 PM

    It shows the quality of followers and their leader.

    Amila Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:43 PM

    Mahinda = Viral ?

    Nadeesha Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:54 PM

    If the man was fully drunk, He would have got the liquor free of charge.

    mohan Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:44 PM

    is he trying to Squeezing that kid (pic3), poor girl

    indika Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:46 PM

    This is the reality and thank God it came out at right time and this clearly display that he is a real underworld thug who pretend to be a father or saint of the nation.it is not self defense as his spokesmen mentioned it is arrogant thuggery attack on a innocent civilian of this country. this should be circulated not only in side our country but to the entire world.

    suda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:49 PM

    May be its true, but it has happened in a way that in creating a bad impression. Anyhow I have never seen Ranil walks through people like this.

    Leader of UNP-Thugs Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:14 PM

    MR should be extra careful as UNP is good in framing this kind of incidents

    Shamalka Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:16 PM

    Does the announcer say,"Rata Kulappu Karana Nayakayata"?

    Perathe MR Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:52 PM

    Malpa Malpa!!!

    sirisena Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:52 PM

    The spokesmen must be blind

    Mason Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:54 PM

    The other candidates contesting elections are not provided as much security as Mahinda Rajapakse gets. This should be reduced in par with others. Let him too have it the way the others do.

    Gona Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:55 PM

    Does Ali Baba need protection fron his own supporters?

    Patali Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:56 PM

    Once a thug always a thug.

    kamalhot1 Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:56 PM

    Security has given as a retired president only.

    No poltician like this in the world - GuTTy - guTTy Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:02 PM

    now this famine bird trying to get "guTTy" by public...honda waday...no politician like this in the world.

    Jayagrahanaya Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:04 AM

    We are proud of our leader!

    cyberjob Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:04 PM

    Video uploaded in the social media clearly show MR was trying to assault the supporter.

    Hora Mahinda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:06 PM

    No need to increase the security for the defeated king.

    TONY Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:43 PM

    WHY IS UPFA BRINGING PEOPLE AFTER PROVIDING FOOD AND ALCOHOL TO ATTEND MEETINGS. LET PEOPLE COME ON THEIR OWN

    Perathay Rajapakshe Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:08 PM

    He should be given the same Security what RW has. He is also a fore-runner of PM.

    M. S. Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:44 PM

    WHAT A SHAME ???????CARRYING KIDS IN HIS DAY CARE CENTRE.......OR BABY FARM....................

    Poor Sri lankan Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:47 PM

    MR has lot of gold in his hand! May be so was worries of loosing them. As you can see in the pic he is busy adjusting his rings...

    asfar Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:47 PM

    wow... i love the comments

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:10 PM

    He should be given a Helicopter and a bullet proof car with atleast 50 Security officers to protect him. What a Joke !!!

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:12 PM

    It is his mistake bringing people from out-station by private buses forcibly giving them Liqiour, food parcel

    Angulimala Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:13 PM

    We saw a vedio clip which shows how Mahinda beating a supporter. MR should expect this when he provide hot drink to bring crowd to his meetings. .

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:13 PM

    Sir, may be that person wanted to kiss your white soft hand, you misunderstood.

    J Palitha Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:15 PM

    You are so handy sir, still smart like a 25 year old guy, that is why people love you and even girls like to kiss your hand.

    Vijith Pieterz Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:18 PM

    May be he would have come to break your hand. My God ..

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:22 PM

    Inform the President, if no proper security is provided, you will withdraw from this election.

    Mike Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:07 PM

    It is very pathetic to see these ungrateful people ridiculing the security of a man who risked his life to give security to the whole nation. This matter should not be taken lightly. It is very likely this is an assessment carried out before the real assassination scheduled shortly.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:23 PM

    Are you scared now? Will you withdraw from contesting?

    OMG Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:23 PM

    Sign of desperation.

    Horri Jimonis Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:26 PM

    Your own men with blue shirts are your enemies. What a shame. May be this man is one of the opposition leaders gangster from Badulla.

    Peratha Rajapakshe Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:29 PM

    What we got to know as promised you have not distributed clocks to men and sarees to women, that is why this man lost his temper and came to bite your hand.

    mnsmart Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:13 PM

    True colors coming out

    Sonali Wednesday, 22 July 2015 07:38 PM

    How could "mobile phones or vehicles" have prevented this indecent?

    upali Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:29 PM

    Majority of people will not support this govt. for their purposely ignorant of the security of MR who saved this country from terrorism.

    Ajjaa Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:13 PM

    Heena Maanaya...to have so much of security and backup vehicles...waste of poor tax payers money.

    iemerald Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:17 PM

    showing his true colours. a thug like the rest that surounds him

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:32 PM

    This man who came to break your hand is a strong supporter of Rauff Hakkim.

    suresh Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:33 PM

    Still, should he attempt to hit them? (and carry kids a few minutes later)

    shan Thursday, 23 July 2015 03:30 AM

    Mahinda becomes like Mervin?

    Vijith Pieterz Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:33 PM

    You better retire from Politics and save your life Sir.

    Crickter Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:31 PM

    You are damn right spokesman. He is trying to protect himself from this general election, but not from this poor supporter...

    mw Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:37 PM

    Ha ha ! Their own spirits at work !

    JR Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:33 PM

    IS HE A STUD BULL

    DerekDerek Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:37 PM

    Exactly what you deserve, harassed.

    Joseph Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:40 PM

    Edath Chandiya Adath Chandiya

    UpaliMalli Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:40 PM

    MR needs security from his own supporters. ;-)

    Tikka Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:41 PM

    A Kerala massage to that hand will keep it still like the hand is locked. MR must trust his supporters and not be violent.

    MR Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:42 PM

    Yup they are following him around trying to hit him.

    ranjit demel Wednesday, 22 July 2015 01:51 PM

    some unpeers say mahinda has fled his native province due to fear from premadasa, and it would be a cake walk for the unp,it looks like the people have not fled from mahinda

    John Black Thursday, 23 July 2015 06:10 AM

    Poor photoshop job with hand that is supposed to be holding onto MR.The video says it all.

    Jaya Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:53 PM

    Can u or me to reach MR simply ???????

    Peratha Rajapakshe Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:00 PM

    I too suspected as he was dropped by a vehicle from Badulla.

    cow Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:56 PM

    Wonder who were the many cows.

    Cheers Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:29 PM

    With compliments of Ranil and UNP gang they are great bunch of traitors of SL history proves that

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:33 PM

    True...true... The person who committed murders - for him all these are petty matters.

    Hora Mahinda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:34 PM

    Chandi putha Mahinda Jayawewa.... habbai, if that man bit your hand, then danger.

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:36 PM

    It is not clear that the man came to Bite his hand or to Break his hand or Cut his hand with a knife?

    J Palitha Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:38 PM

    Everyone suspects that he is sent by Nimal.

    Peratha Rajapakshe Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:39 PM

    Some say, he had come with a knife to cut his hand.

    max Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:40 PM

    Great. At least MR had the courage and strength to pushed him away.


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