MR says surprised over President's FCID remark

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Former President and Kurunegala district MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said he was surprised to note that President Maithripala Sirisena was unaware of the action of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID).

Addressing a religious ceremony at a temple in Lunugamvehera on Sunday, he said the Executive President should be strong enough to run the country properly. “But during the past two years the government focused only on taking revenge,” he said.

He said the government took revenge not only from him and his family members but also from Buddhist monks.

“They took Buddhist monks to the FCID. Questioning them on how did they build their temples and who funded them. Then they searched for the funded list and questioned on them how much they funded for the constructions. More than 20,000 people had been summoned to the FCID for questioning. There are 48 Buddhist monks were who sentenced to prison,” Mr. Rajapaksa said.

He alleged these moves could be a part of a conspiracy carrying out against a religion. “Some people in the government are not ready to accept what the white men accepted. They accepted that Buddhism should be given prominence from the constitution,” he said.

He said the judiciary or the responsible officials should think thoroughly before taking action. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Ram Tuesday, 18 October 2016 01:33 AM

    Whether Buddhist Monks or not those who have done wrong must face the law. If so many Monks are in jail they have faulted at some point. MR should not attempt to arouse religeous feelings of the people to come to power.

    Maya Tuesday, 18 October 2016 02:09 AM

    No need to be surprised. fter all he was a minister under your regime. so what can we expect ?

    ali Tuesday, 18 October 2016 02:20 AM

    Trying to "make hay while the sun shines". Masses tolerated you with incomparably worse scenarios, incidents and administration than this FCID, Clique case and recent unexpectedly shocking statement of President.We have learnt to wait to see.

    Mama Tuesday, 18 October 2016 02:56 PM

    What does he mean by refering to what the white men have accepted? This is alarming...

    raj Tuesday, 18 October 2016 04:40 AM

    MR said: "He said the judiciary or the responsible officials should think thoroughly before taking action". What MR is saying is exactly what MS is telling. It reinforce the believe that none of the institutions in Sri Lanka are independent.

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 18 October 2016 05:21 AM

    As far as I know revenge means retaliation/vengeance. People voted out MR regime since they were convinced that it was a corrupt regime with so many sins to be talked on. So people expect justice. Therefore we should be worried that the process is too slow and not whether it is a witch hunt/vengeance/retaliation. Whether proved or not, it is a definite fact that MR regime plundered public wealth at will apart from many other nefarious activities.

    KJ Tuesday, 18 October 2016 05:22 AM

    Dear MR.. you have utmost respect from all SLankans.. that's a fact, but pls do not play any race, religious cards now to make SL backwards and into a yet another bloodshed.. if you want to topple this govt pls do so the ways you know better.. but.. dont take race, religion into play - Thank you.

    Leo Tuesday, 18 October 2016 05:58 AM

    Does not show up in parliament instead hides himself in temples and shouts. via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 18 October 2016 08:47 AM

    He could be in contempt of court for saying it was incorrect to sentence 48 monks by Sri Lankan courts for criminal and fraudulent acts committed by them.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 18 October 2016 08:51 AM

    You are the main culprit who abusively used race and religion for ulterior political purposes. In the process you made frauds and criminals out of Buddhist monks, similar to good educated ministers who became punks to your corrupt activities.

    ranil Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:46 AM

    Looking at your comments you perfectly justifies the name you have chosen.

    rasheed Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:52 AM

    You are always communal, still you have not changed.

    Jude Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:57 AM

    Well, MR you're talking about Judiciary!!?? What a joke!! MR you go down in history for one more thing!! You're the only President Sacked the sitting CJ !!! No one can Top That!!!??

    Wise Donkey Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:57 AM

    Yes, a pleasant surprise for MR but a shocking one to the rest!

    Hubert Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:32 AM

    when somebody rob my wealth I should keep away from action as it may amount to revenge

    bandulav Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:57 AM

    Look they took revenge on Basil also. taking over some 250 millon worth property


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