Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said all citizens tasted the freedom as a result of ending the three decade old war except for him as he cannot travel to any foreign country because the international forces are waiting to press charges against him.
During an event held in Colombo last evening MP Rajapaksa said when he was abroad on several occasions, he and his delegation underwent inconvenience in certain countries.
“When I visited the Commonwealth Summit in Australia in 2011 someone had demanded my arrest charging he lost his children because of me. Then, when I was in England they tried to file a Court case against the people of my delegation,” he said.
He also said that some went to Courts against him when he was in the US. However, the former President said he never complained over these incidents as there was a bigger struggle to develop the nation.
“Even though I did not receive benefits of freedom, at least the country and its people did. Therefore we should take advantage of that and should not let the country to drift towards separatism,” he said.
The former President said ending the war had resulted in reconciliation. “However, today in the name of the reconciliation, some people attempt to split the nation,” he said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
When you were in power you and the family had all the freedom but others did not have any. It is good to be on the other side desk too
haneef Wednesday, 09 August 2017 02:36 PM
i agree with joshua
haneef mohamed Wednesday, 09 August 2017 02:38 PM
dir sie i agree with joshua
Lanka Wednesday, 09 August 2017 03:42 PM
What freedom did you have during 20/30 years of Tamil terrorism?
D.E.M.O.Crazy Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:13 AM
But you and your family members and cohorts enjoyed the freedom to exploit the resources of the country and poor tax payers money.
Lanka Wednesday, 09 August 2017 03:44 PM
Did he take something from your father's property?
raza Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:19 AM
Why he is worried about Freedom in Overseas. He Has not said he has no freedom in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:24 AM
You the only true Sri Lankan leader we have after the independence.People will soon kicked off this shameful Gvt by the name of "Yamapalanaya" and elevated you to the highest position of this country. Whole nation owed you a lot about your bravery eradicating world ruthless terrorists.
Laminate Wednesday, 09 August 2017 03:01 PM
Snowy Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:36 AM
Sri Lanka is a paradise for Ali Babas and their teams. What a lovely statement .
Arachchi Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:45 AM
We all remember your service very well...Not only defeating LTTE but you pioneered in defeating terrorists in Rathupaswala, Katunayake and Chilaw...
C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:01 AM
6.2 million terrorists including Terrorists of Rathupaswala, Katunayaks snd Chilaw defeted him.
johan Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:20 AM
The problem with you was you did not have a control overyour brothers, sons and your left hand/right hand ministers whom they spoiled your name.Though you had so many presidential advisers I do not knowwhat type of advise they gave you to reign the country.
ANTON Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:38 AM
ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES!
nihal Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:48 AM
oh but you have the freedom to stack up stolen treasures in overeas banks and buy islands...... go to hell for freedom you deserve.
Wicks Wednesday, 09 August 2017 01:21 PM
Richmond Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:56 AM
What you are saying is 100% correct and I agree with you; let's see the results of the next parliamentary elections. Many thanks for your sacrifices and the nation would not forget you.
ANTON Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:21 AM
I THOUGHT WE HAVE HAD FREEDOM SINCE 1948..........
dilip Wednesday, 09 August 2017 02:09 PM
ANTON read the comment by SRI LANKAN.You will understand the meaning of freedom in Srilanka.A lot of people in Srilanka has forgotten the days how they were frighten to go out of their houses.Where did you live those days Mr. big ANTON.
ANTON Wednesday, 09 August 2017 04:00 PM
DILIP, THAT MEAN WE HAVE TWO INDEPENDENCE DAYS, ONE FROM ENGLISHMEN AND ONE FROM TIGERS ?
email@example.com Wednesday, 09 August 2017 02:40 PM
dear sir i am agree with the coments made by mr joshua
ravin Wednesday, 09 August 2017 03:32 PM
Very well sir!! what goes around will come around.
Robert Wednesday, 09 August 2017 03:39 PM
If any one has not done anything wrong why should they worry about any free country like Australia or Europe will arrest.
ceylon Wednesday, 09 August 2017 05:45 PM
still he is trying to sell the war.he has only two things.war and steal. via DM Android App
M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 10 August 2017 07:24 AM
sorry to here - no base - history says m...cos... too.. lost after war 1st election
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