Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is contesting Monday's parliamentary elections from the Kurunegala District today alleged the government banished foreign investors including those from India and China and had welcomed underworld figures instead.
Addressing the UPFA election rally in Kurunegala, he said people who were responsible for unleashing underworld tactics were involved in the present government.
“There was an infamous underworld figure called Gonawala Sunil, who raped a 16-year-old girl and went to jail. However, he was released two days after he went to jail and was also awarded with a Justice of Peace post. People behind these moves are today advising us,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Rajapaksa said both the UPFA and SLFP had been well persevered and grown because of the action taken by the General Secretaries of the UPFA and SLFP, Susil Premajayantha and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.
He said he would not leave Kurunegala which he is contesting from instead of his home town and said Wayamba (North Western Province) had made him alive. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Comments - 17
Sincere Saturday, 15 August 2015 02:48 PM
OOh yes, without Mr. 10% or sorry 80%
Kumar Saturday, 15 August 2015 10:32 AM
underworld without white vans !
Leel Saturday, 15 August 2015 10:34 AM
Yes. That is why wold biggest car company is putting up a car assembly plant in Kuliyapitiya in your electoral district Kurunegala.
Cheers Saturday, 15 August 2015 11:01 AM
Fully agreed and UNP have a great reputation for that
shantha Saturday, 15 August 2015 07:03 AM
Tell us how many foreign factories come when you were in office?
supun Saturday, 15 August 2015 07:47 AM
East or West Mahinda is the Best
janaka Monday, 17 August 2015 04:45 AM
Tell us how many factories you bring and think only Chinese and not Sri Lanka companies can build roads?
Polished Saturday, 15 August 2015 08:24 AM
Lying,,, to stay out of jail
Perumal Saturday, 15 August 2015 08:27 AM
He is correct in what he said about under-world. Who gave him nomination?
kamalhot1 Saturday, 15 August 2015 08:38 AM
You also did a same thing like that by releasing Tangalle thug after his case.
Perumal Sunday, 16 August 2015 11:40 AM
Quite true! Who gave him nomination?
TONY Saturday, 15 August 2015 08:49 AM
BOSS YOU ARE GOOD STORY TELLER
Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 15 August 2015 09:04 AM
Still you are not corrected you liar.
Kadupol Jothywansa Saturday, 15 August 2015 09:04 AM
Sir, sorry to say people lost the confidence on you as you robbed the nation.
Mason Saturday, 15 August 2015 01:05 PM
Investors to whom you were to give 200 acres prime land!
Thomas Ranger Saturday, 15 August 2015 09:22 AM
There are two major orifices in the human body. From which one is this rogue uttering these ??
Aquarius Saturday, 15 August 2015 01:17 PM
Well, well, well. It seems that MR is very thick skinned or amnesia has set in. The sad story is there are still some who believe all that he says.
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