Even ministers getting death threats-UNP

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The dangers facing the people of this country were made even more evident by the death threats received by Minister Maithripala Sirisena, UNP MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told a news conference today.

“Mr. Sirisena is not an ordinary person. He is the Chief Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). He is one of the few well disciplined and admirable politicians in the party and also the country,” he said.

He said the Government was planning a different strategy this time and eliminating senior members of the SLFP to replace corrupt politicians who had crossed over. “If he and his family are receiving death threats it is not hard to imagine the plight of an ordinary citizen in this country. If someone has been sending death threats to the Chief Secretary, it can only be someone who is in a higher position than himself,” Mr. Kariyawasam said.

He also accused the government of a lack of will power. He said that the Government had only given priority to Hambantota without thinking of the practical use of some of the projects coming up there.

“The Hambantota Harbour is still to prove its worth and the Mattala International Airport is not going to profitable. The Ranminnithenna Tele Cinema Village is only a white elephant. Even an actor can’t keep make up for more than two minutes in the hot climate there. But still they are filming in the village as certain media are requesting them to do so,” Mr. Kariyawasam said.  

If projects such as the Api Wavamu-Rata Nagamu project were successful, he said the vegetable prices should not have increased. “Too many taxes being imposed on imported products to protect local industries have also ended in failure. Consumers can’t purchase these items as these imported products are too expensive,” he said.

Mr. Kariyawasam said that the Government should reduce the cost of living and feed the people rather than appoint more committees. (Yohan Perera and Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • SW Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:17 PM

    Politicians have made the general public to be so cynical of their actions , nobody believes them anymore.

    IVJ Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:46 PM

    The problem is, these politicians think they become an “extra ordinary” citizen once they get elected. Why don’t these politicians kill each other so that at least by that way the country will get cleansed!

    Publik Abilik Friday, 01 March 2013 12:02 AM

    The ordinary person on the street is hassled, harried and sometimes falsely accused. So pardon me if I don't shed a tear to the fabricated 'death threat' to the corrupt politicians. kimbul kandulu had all dried up.

    Jayasiri Friday, 01 March 2013 12:05 AM

    We had death threats from LTTE. Ministers getting a death threat is no big deal

    hari Friday, 01 March 2013 12:28 AM

    Ahh Den dha therenne!!!

    Kimbula Friday, 01 March 2013 04:57 AM

    Ane me Sirisenage boru part. Owata minissu ravatuna kale ivarai. Aththa story eka api dannawa. Putha beranna hadanna epa.

    Muthu Friday, 01 March 2013 08:44 AM

    Another Miracle of Asia.

    Fair N Square Friday, 01 March 2013 01:32 AM

    Koheda yanne malle pol, he starts with death threats and ends with reducing duty on import of commodities, funny enough to call the minister a well behaved person... LOL. yeah right Apples do NOT fall far from the tree"

    Nodrog Friday, 01 March 2013 05:58 AM

    If at all the threats are real then it could only be because they've stepped on a lot of toes in their quest to fill their pockets and not due to terrorism. The honest ordinary citizen faces no such threats.

    I.O Sirisena ! Friday, 01 March 2013 02:16 AM

    Bambuwa !

    Lal.Fernando. Friday, 01 March 2013 02:23 AM

    It is a sad story what is hapenning in Sri Lanka. Will Sri Lanka ever ghet out of this mess she is in right now?????//

    Ranjit Friday, 01 March 2013 06:07 AM

    Are these death threats state sponsered? May be to prevent IO Sirisena becoming PM. State sponsered or not it is a good threat.

    kiwi Friday, 01 March 2013 06:04 AM

    No! It's going from terrible to impossible now!

    Amila. G Friday, 01 March 2013 02:37 AM

    Some are getting death threats and UNP is almost dead.

    Subra lingam Friday, 01 March 2013 02:40 AM

    Higher position....who will and pland to send death threats to a minister...?..
    Anyway...god will answer for this very soon....

    Grace Friday, 01 March 2013 06:20 AM

    The minister's 'death threat complaint' is being exploited by the UNP

    K. C. John Friday, 01 March 2013 10:08 AM

    With the behaviour of their siblings, henchmen and themselves, is this really a surprise?

    Ranjit Friday, 01 March 2013 06:27 AM

    No threats to opposition leader. State will protect him as a UPFA treasure.

    MountainLion Thursday, 28 February 2013 06:58 PM

    It is only Ranil and his stooges believe what the government says, We all know that this minister was making these statements to shield his son. Now the UNP (The Ranil gang) is extending support.

    MAN Friday, 01 March 2013 10:53 AM

    Hello Navi pillay from UNHRC please copy. WE ALL HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS HERE IN SRI LANKA. ( Death threats -health minister Sirisena from sri lanka),
    WE HAVE NO PROBLEM HERE IN SRI LANKA NOW.

    Samantha Thursday, 28 February 2013 07:23 PM

    True, but whats the point. Up to now has the government ever listend to our grievances...

    rumi Thursday, 28 February 2013 07:47 PM

    well said- i salute you- but only one doubt- will you maintain the same policy if UNP come to power?


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