While stating that Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera should not be panicked over the law suits which would be filed against the media which are misinterpreting the facts, the Joint Opposition yesterday said instead Minister Samaraweera should be anxious over the statements made by the government ministers calling for the resurgence of the LTTE.
While referring to the controversial NY Times report, which alleged that a Chinese company had funded the campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in January 2015, JO group member MP Namal Rajapaksa said standing for the accuracy and filing a lawsuit would not be amounted to suppression of media.
He also said the joint opposition would work forward to establish a government with more media freedom with the leadership of former President Rajapaksa in near future.
“The government is in an attempt to conceal the bond scam through this NY Times report. A report has revealed that the US has funded US$ 585 million for three countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Nigeria to establish peace. The government should investigate these facts also,” he said.
“We vehemently condemn the statement made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran calling for the resurgence of the LTTE. There is no use of conducting disciplinary investigations. We are waiting for President Maithripala Sirisena to take legal actions against the State Minister,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
Ltte is the enemy of wijayakala because her husband killed by ltte.so the words she released not realy what she want to say.but mahinda gave rp 200 million to praba,which he bought weapons and killed thousands of military,police and civilians.tell traitor sirisena to punish these traitors for treason
Ganesh Friday, 06 July 2018 10:58 AM
Who told you Maheswaran was killed by LTTE ? If you do not know keep quiet.
Truth Friday, 06 July 2018 02:29 AM
Hey Namal. Answer the questions raised by NYT. Then the matter is resolved...
Sally Friday, 06 July 2018 11:35 AM
Looks like NYT was proposed by them itself for promotional gains to the gallery. Is the Sudhu Redhi episode washed under the carpet?
Stunned Citizen Friday, 06 July 2018 02:46 AM
Atleast they didn’t bribe the LTTE to win an election or even take in a LTTE memeber who committed untold atrocities as a minister.
Dami Friday, 06 July 2018 02:59 AM
Mangala mis leads the media trueto form. I hope too the three sons of a beloved leader M.R will help him with good governance and not tar his name.his ability to take this country forward should be encouraged and genuine s is so clear and honest,please help him , he would never get a nother chance.
SAM Friday, 06 July 2018 11:44 AM
Is the Suthu Redhi swept under the carpet?
Ram Friday, 06 July 2018 03:16 AM
Namal baby has a worried look on his face. No wonder we are all worried about the Minister's statement
Sun Friday, 06 July 2018 04:39 AM
MP Namal do not make a issue over the statement by one member of parliament. If so, daily there are issues to be raised by the people. You guys eat pin bath and shout. Carry on with the development of this bloody country. We are fed up with you 225 critters
Buddhist Friday, 06 July 2018 05:39 AM
Extremists? Well who are more extreme than Rajapakse brothers and sons? For their own protection they are dragging the country down while having the SLFP membership playing for SLPP/Pohotuwa/JO.. what else only God knows!
Borat Friday, 06 July 2018 06:01 AM
Stirring ethnic pot.
Dam Friday, 06 July 2018 09:21 AM
Don't talk too much ... save it. We don't trust either you or any of your family ... You
Chari Friday, 06 July 2018 09:24 AM
We salute your Father and Uncle for defeating the LTTE.
Sally Friday, 06 July 2018 11:37 AM
What about SF?
niro Friday, 06 July 2018 01:28 PM
Tamils are the scum on earth. Kill them all. Especially Wijayakala and Ganesh who replied to a comment above.
raj Friday, 06 July 2018 04:41 PM
Niro, you need urgent psychiatric treatment .
mahalingam Friday, 06 July 2018 04:43 PM
truth hurts..isn't Niro
raj Friday, 06 July 2018 02:28 PM
Let MS first take legal action against your family for the murderers, corruption and swindling tsunami money etc during your dads regime before taking legal action against the said minister
Raju Friday, 06 July 2018 09:24 PM
MR wanted vijayakala Maheswaran ro say so. Now, she will be in the next Rajapakse govt. that is how SL politics work.
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