Airport on alert to thwart fleeing

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Intelligence officers at the Bandaranaike International Air Port yesterday alerted about a possible attempt by two important political figures and a one-time terrorist leader to flee the country after the new President assumes duties, informed sources said.

Sources said that the numbers of three vehicles that were to be allegedly used by these three men had been provided to intelligence officials.

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  • Sim Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:10 PM

    Includes Murders, Rapists and Mayors with toy pistols Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:13 PM

    How come KP fled the Island in this situation. Relevant authorities should responsible. we need the low and order to be reinstate in this country again.

    johan Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:30 PM

    Already some have escaped.Better list of names should be givento airport. to nab all culprits

    dcn Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:03 PM

    The Elections commissioner did a great job to save this country by ensuringFree and fair elections and now similarly the the intelligent services must function to arrest t he wrong doers, thieves of the national wealth, and not to allow them get away from this country.

    Gaha Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:29 PM

    But Gota escaped via DM Android App

    Senaratne Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:32 PM

    Maithree Paalanayak!

    andrew pitugala Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:18 AM

    All corrupt chiefs, politicians and those who responsible for corruption must be prevented from leaving the Country,.

    udawatte Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:36 PM

    run, Karuna, like the wind.

    Lanka Shantha Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:39 PM

    Also check who withdraw large amount of money from the banks.

    Alstonsilva Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:27 AM

    The law of the land should be exercised in the spirit of justice and righteousness binding all citizens in an equal manner

    willows Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:28 PM

    Watch out, former regime still can use their cronies and can create disturbances in north/east to show the MY

    Bala Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:43 PM

    But then how did KP get away. How much did the Rajapakses help in this ?So the sinister link MR-KP-GOTA obvious now.

    en ar Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:41 AM

    Api mattala airport eken yanawane ethakota mokada karanne

    shek Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:39 AM

    need live coverage of their escape attempt. via DM Android App

    Albert Gunasekera Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:49 AM

    Block the names in our immigration system and implement a special approval system for passing through VVIP/VIP lounge.

    Paba Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:12 PM

    Do they include Muthu and KP?

    saint Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:13 PM

    But already the real goons have flown the nest How will they get BACK to pay for their deeds.. All those who robbed and raped the country dry of its resources must be brought to justice as well as all those who went around murdering must be be punished for all criminal offices .

    Naman Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:45 PM

    I agree with you. While did Gotabhaya Rajapaksa leave Sri Lanka. If he is guilt free(Innocent) he should come back and work for the progress of his country.

    Mason Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:52 AM

    In doing so, those who were politically victimised and those who stood up to political pressure should be brought back and their rights and previlages restored.

    Mrm Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:28 PM

    im sure most black money hidden some place here or Some where out there Interrogate this people , investigate them and get leads To this money and bring that back as revenue directly To the government Or give a reward system for info about any black money By politicians , like a reward percentage for the informer Sure there own family and friends will lead the trail Sure there are trillions of dollars out there , could pay Some debt or build some housing for public Or this money will be sent for buying more cars and villas In Europe

    arash Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:07 PM

    Watchout for drug kings of our great parliament. They will also try to go. It isthe time to stop drugs, ethanol as all expected.

    K.Soysa Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:39 PM

    The moral is that there will always e a day of reconning Best is to live a Godly life.

    Azee Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:08 PM

    There are many who migrated abroad in the recent past.They may be amongst those who made ill - gotten wealth and have to be closely probed. via DM Android App

    Ralahamy Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:11 PM

    Can they reintroduce CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, so that these corrupt politician and their henchmen may never raise their heads in this peaceful nation!

    chandra Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:15 PM

    Do not allow those to escape.

    Jagath Fernando Saturday, 10 January 2015 05:05 PM

    KP has already gone

    bindusara Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:48 PM

    The government should keep a close watch on the Karuna amman who could be running away to the U.K since he already has a false passport

    dulan Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:49 PM

    Surely KP should already be behind bars

    Law Abiding Pathirane Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:28 PM

    All the corrupt politicians should be brought to justice. MY3 should honour his election pledges.

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 10 January 2015 10:29 AM

    Wrongdoers should be brought to book, eventually. This is a MUST beyond the realms of MAITHREE.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:44 PM

    Now, our intelligence officials are free from political influence . So they should take every measures to take appropriate action and bring them (culprits) to the law book.

    kamala Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:47 PM

    Prevent future generations in corrupt behsvioure

    Fair N Square Sunday, 11 January 2015 09:55 AM

    He escaped NOT via Katunayake but using an Airforce plane that took off from elsewhere,. the Pilot of that plane is NOT a Patriot, he should have flown for a while and returned back citing engine failure. This coward fled for the second time.. Issue an interpol warrant on Gota and get him down. Reinstate the OIC of Wanduramba with a double promotion... demote the pilot to a just an entry level officer and do NOT give him flying hours...!

    Samamntha Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:21 PM

    Please bring KAruana, Pilleyan, KP and hidden Pottuamman in front of the law. This is a must to eliminate any future threats to the country from LTTE.

    M. Perera Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:41 AM

    What about Mattala. But the wicked one already gone away to Maldives-KL - and maybe end up in China. He cant go back to US s he is a tax evader. Wonder whether he is a SL citizen. If not he should not be granted citizenship here.

    Kanishka Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:58 PM

    There are no cases against them, so how can police/immigration stop them leaving the country? MR has presidential immunity (if I am not mistataken as per the constitution). So he will remain in the country without fear. So bring on the legal cases against these guys soon or do something using the executive powers.

    Liyanage Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:35 PM

    Corrupt public officials and politicians should be asked to appear before a tribunal to confess their sins and return the stolen public wealth within a time frame.Anyone who has failed to do so should be prosecuted.

    sri Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:03 PM

    Supposed to have the airport closed after the elections results as per MS

    Tudorwickreasighe Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:42 PM

    Suggest getrid of term ,democ.soialist republic as itwas prefixTo former commuist coutries.Sri lanka isadequate. Thanks.

    Sampathj Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:43 PM

    Dear President you should ask the navy to protect the borders because the one time terrorist leader will go to India with no issues

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