Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday vowed to bounce back and not to leave again, assuring to bring his followers to the ‘required places’.
Addressing the final day rally of the Jana Satana Paada Yathra at Lipton Circus in Colombo, Mr. Rajapaksa said if the people who followed him are ready, he was also ready for future political agendas.
He also said when the government was alerted that hundred thousands of people were making their way to the streets against the government, instilling fear in the government.
He reiterated that they would not stop their journey even if they were jailed for crimes, which he said were not committed.
“We should clearly say that the fate of previous dictators who ruled various countries of the world, will befall this pair too. There are also many parties that back the dictatorship of this government relying on temporary benefits according to a prepared agenda,” he said.
National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and MP Wimal Weerawansa said some ‘sudden construction activities’ had been started by the Colombo Municipality, at Hyde Park Grounds where the rally was originally planned to be held.
He also threatened to surround the city of Colombo disrupting the day-to-day activities, if the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement (ETCA) is finalized or the proposed Hybrid Court is set up in the country.
Wasudeva Nanayakkara, the President of Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) criticized the Commissioner of the Colombo Municipal Council for rejecting the request made by them to reserve the Hyde Park Grounds for the rally.
“Where are the people and usual trade activities in Colombo City today? We were successful because we could turn the city of Colombo into a hartal day today,” MP Nanayakkara said. (Piyumi Fonseka)
Bounce back not to go back? What a terrifying statement!!
BR Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:52 AM
HE SAID HE IS FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE BUT PUT THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES UNDER IMMENSE HARDSHIP.WE ASK HIM NOW OBATA SATUTUDA DAN via DM Android App
KOLA KOTIYA Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:55 AM
U CAN HAVE MANY PADADA YATHRA. NOTHING CAN DO.NEXT 10 YEARS NATIONAL GOVERNMENT U CAN DANCE WITH 40 BABAS
Maya Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:13 AM
The message is loud and clear: don't drag my family into any courts for the acts of the past. I became an MP without dignity for the high post I held for this purpose only.
hemantha Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:13 AM
and then to transfer power to his son
Man Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:14 AM
MR is not the retired President but the defeated President who is crazy after abandoning the leadership of the SLFP.
renu Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:17 AM
sirawata? Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:55 AM
why do u want to bounce back for what purpose pls tell us dont u have any paddy fields in Madamulana via DM Android App
bounz bak Tuesday, 02 August 2016 01:07 PM
you bounce we will keep on defeating you
sarakarthi Tuesday, 02 August 2016 01:18 PM
We know that you all want to bounce back to rob the people of this country once more. Don't think people will your family another chance.
NARAYANA Tuesday, 02 August 2016 05:35 AM
Country can see some sunlight from this dark 18 months of Police State
Dayan Tuesday, 02 August 2016 06:15 AM
Hibshim Tuesday, 02 August 2016 06:46 AM
so greedy for power at any cost, they are so frustrated, look only for their personal benefits
myraspi Tuesday, 02 August 2016 06:51 AM
So he is just power hungry and wants to rule the country until he dies.
Unchikun Tuesday, 02 August 2016 06:58 AM
That was an interesting statement. You tried to stick like "koholla (glue)" by amending the constitutions. Went to the polls and got kicked out. Now you want to come and not go back. A real dictator. Now more you Man!
Sri Lankan Tuesday, 02 August 2016 07:32 AM
Well, keep on bouncing, we will keep on watching!!!
Dee Tuesday, 02 August 2016 07:35 AM
He's an amazing example of a soul with so much greed for power.
Bingo Tuesday, 02 August 2016 07:49 AM
Former KING is good excuse Ranil and his henchmen to ruin the country. All are goons,crooks, thugs and idiots. I strongly believe people in SL should give JVP an opportunity. at least once.Otherwise 3rd world forever.
Daya Tuesday, 02 August 2016 08:13 AM
The 2 lines says it all. Bring his followers to the required places and turn the city of colombo in to a hartal day. Irony, still no one talk about the benefit of Vehicle Yatara to the members of the general public.
Upali Dissanayake Tuesday, 02 August 2016 08:21 AM
Padayathra is a failure. Where is your anticipated 10lacks? He.....he......he......Defeat after defeat.
Joe Tuesday, 02 August 2016 08:24 AM
All the money they played out seems to be insufficient. Before you think of bouncing back the entire Rajapakse's will be behind bars
willows Tuesday, 02 August 2016 08:39 AM
So it is very clear now, what he wants is power and put back all his cronies to enjoy the lost perks and no regard to the people? would you want this to happen again?
ranmala Tuesday, 02 August 2016 08:48 AM
Too much talkers. High time to send them to the places they belong to. No one wants to see these clowns again
Inshirah Tuesday, 02 August 2016 09:05 AM
The country needs leaders to take it forward and gain back its respect from the world. Being popular is one thing but looking after thw general interest of the country is another. If you can keep your head high when everything around you is falling, then you deserve all praise. Love your country as you would love yourself.
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