National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa said the last batch of army personnel attached to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's security detail had been asked to report to the Army Headquarters.
He said this was a sign that the government feared Mr. Rajapaksa
"This also proves that the government has affected by the ‘Mahinda Rajapaksa Phobia’ when considering the fact that all army personnel have been removed from Mr. Rajapaksa’s security detail," he said.
Mr. Weerawansa told a media briefing that the report on the government deploying the Special Task Force’s (STF) personnel for Mr. Rajapaksa's security was a lie.
“Instead of STF security, the government has assigned personnel from the Ministerial Security Division for Mr. Rajapaksa. This move will prove dangerous. By pulling out the remaining army personnel, the government may be attempting to place Mr. Rajapaksa’s life in danger,” he added.
Mr. Weerawansa said the government might have thought it was the best time to withdraw the remaining army personnel because of the current weather conditions and the upcoming Vesak celebrations.
“It is a despicable act to take such a step. There should not be any political influence when it comes to a national crisis,” he said and added that NFF decried this attempt to put Mr. Rajapaksa’s life in danger. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
Does WW think this country cannot be run without the leadership of MR? He is insulting all the intellectuals in Sri Lanka. So, in case MR dies, do we have to hand over the rule of this country back to Suddas? Better to have his brain thoroughly checked by a specialist!
Alexander Tuesday, 17 May 2016 04:23 PM
Retired Presidents need their privileges. There's no provision for rejected Presidents.
Aba Jayasekera Tuesday, 17 May 2016 04:38 PM
Weerawanse, don't you remember the undertaking of the Buddhist monk, the Nurses Champion, at your May Day meeting that he will provide 1000 trained people to guard Rajapakse!. Or was it another hollow promise one of your acolytes?
BV Monday, 16 May 2016 05:49 PM
ARMY IS TO DEFEND A COUNTRY.NOT TO PROVIDE SECURITY TO INDIVIDUALS. via DM Android App
Hafeez Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:21 AM
useless politician I dunno y MR is listening to these jokers via DM iOS App
Hubert Tuesday, 17 May 2016 03:05 PM
what we have to protect is Democracy not a defeated dictator
Sharon Tuesday, 17 May 2016 03:41 PM
He is the only leader in the world who defeated terrorism. He should be protected.
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