CM's tirade: MR urges probe

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Responding to the behaviour of Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed who slandered a Navy officer at an event, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged a full investigation into the matter, and said insults directed at the security forces by political authorities should stop.

Issuing a statement, he said , “A video clip of the Eastern Province Chief Minister verbally abusing a naval officer at a public meeting in Sampur has appeared in the media and been posted widely on social networks. The fact that this ugly incident took place in the presence of the American ambassador has added to its seriousness. The Eastern Province Chief Minister who raised an issue of protocol over his place on the stage can be heard shouting at the naval officer repeatedly using phrases like ‘get out from here’ ‘idiot’ and ‘shut up’.

On a previous occasion when TNA politicians forcibly entered an army camp in the north, the government went out of its way to portray this as a minor incident and to sweep it under the carpet. This is now the second such incident. The incidents that took place in the north and in Sampur should not have taken place anywhere in the country. Politicians in any part of the country should not seek to enter army camps without obtaining prior permission or giving due notice. Likewise no politician in any part of the country should ever speak to a uniformed member of the armed forces at a public meeting the way the EP Chief Minister spoke to that naval officer.

Deliberate insults directed in this manner by the political authorities at the armed forces that rid the country of the scourge of terrorism, should stop. We suspect that this latest incident is a part of the project that began in January last year to demoralise our war heroes. I call upon the government not to sweep this latest incident under the carpet the way they dodged taking action over the incident in the north. It is the duty of the government to formally investigate the conduct of the EP Chief Minister and to take steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur anywhere in the country in future.,”

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  • mnsmart Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:51 PM

    But FM Sarath Fonseka and his supporters in the armed forces never went through any insults directed in this manner by the political authorities - whah hoh hoh hoaaa

    Rahul Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:18 PM

    Okay. Now please bring back all the billions you stole.

    hb Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:22 PM

    Burning the car of the police officer who gave speeding ticket to the politico and then filing a bribary charge against the police officer was OK?

    hb Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:23 PM

    Wimal weerawansa's behavior threatening the police officers at thummulla was OK?

    TONY Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:32 PM

    OMG! IS IT MR WHO WANT FULL SCALE INQUIRY. NOT THAT i SUPPORT CM'S BEHAVIOR, BUT MR HAS FORGOTTEN WHAT HE DID FOR SF AND OTHERS

    Johan Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:42 PM

    Most of the reports are one sided ,based on the video clip.must inquire what was the reason behind the incident.power sharing problem between the cm and governor.governor and navy are civil servants.but cm elected by the people. Therefore due respect should be given like mps.

    max Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:46 PM

    Yes sir. This incident is yet another case in point that the present leaders are incapable of running the country.

    Jayasingha Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:14 PM

    MR is right. The present govt: with it's actions to demoralize and demeaning the armed forces to appease the tamil terrorist diaspora and the western powers and treating the recent action by the northern CM forcing entry to an army camp lightly during the recent past has given these officials to act highhandedly.It's up to the govt: to nip this type of action in the but before things go out of hand.

    Sincere Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:42 PM

    Yes yes. Probes are being done now at an accelerated speed!

    silva Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:42 PM

    one thing is clear , civilians offices takes upper hand in SL , which is good than military rule before the war end

    Cobra Thursday, 26 May 2016 08:54 PM

    Funny indeed for a guy who would have looked the other way as usual had he been the big boss!!!

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 26 May 2016 08:56 PM

    What did he do to Minister Mervin when he was behaving like bull in the Chinese shop. Breaking into Rupavahini and tying an official on to a tree etc. MR has no right to talk in this subject.

    Really!! Friday, 27 May 2016 08:50 AM

    former President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged a full investigation into the matter, and said insults directed at the security forces by political authorities should stop. LOL what happened to SF then after the war....

    Reader Friday, 27 May 2016 09:12 AM

    Without regard to MR, Government should probe into the incident and take action.

    REALPATRIAT Friday, 27 May 2016 09:15 AM

    HAS HE FORGOTTEN SO SOON WHAT HE DID WAR HERO FIELD MARTIALSARATH FONSEKA BY DRAGING HIM IN FRONT OF OTHER POLITICAL LEADERS WITHOUT ANY ARREST WARRANT OR A VALUABE REASON. via DM Android App

    Katie Friday, 27 May 2016 09:17 AM

    No matter which side this CM belonged to, what he did was wrong. He had no right o push his way through if he was not invited. Why force himself and to add to the fire, he insults the Naval Officer. I presume he does not know the meaning of 'PROTOCOL" . He should first learn how to behave in public and respect a human no matter what rank , race, religion etc he/she is. Back to school CM learn your etiquette first.

    REALPATRIAT Friday, 27 May 2016 09:19 AM

    A PERSON WHO RUINED THE COUNTRY TAKING THE LAW INTO HIS HANDS AND MADE THE COUNTRY LAWLESS REGIME UTTERS. via DM Android App

    Keith Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:08 PM

    Look who is talking this is funny lanka

    Amw Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:20 PM

    Fishing in troubled water ! As usual !!

    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:25 PM

    You are talking that during your period nothing went wrong. How funy it is. Can you remember once, a Grama Sevaka was tighten to a tree, by one of your GOONS ?

    Lanka Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:26 PM

    Funny Lanka already created.

    Kalumatha Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:39 PM

    How many people have you blasted???

    mama Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:43 PM

    keith shut up r u a tiger . via DM Android App

    people Thursday, 26 May 2016 05:46 PM

    The cm's behavier towards ANY human is not acceptable and should be condemed in highest term. BUT don't treat armed service people as untouchable as this attitude can create other issues such as coup.


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