I never carried a pistol-Hambantota Mayor

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While denying he was carrying a pistol in his hand during the incident in Hambantota today Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando rejected claims that he was behind the attack in Magampura.

Mr. Fernando told Daily Mirror that he was sent by MP Namal Rajapaksa to look into the situation. “Mr. Rajapaksa had got to know of the earlier incident at the Mattala Airport and told me to go to the Magampura Port to try and avoid any commotion that might prop up there and I heeded this request,” he said.

He said a clash had begun between the UNP MPs and the angry staff and the villagers by the time he reached the port. “I had to intervene to allow the MPs to get into the bus and got hit by an egg in the process,” said Mr. Fernando.

According to Mr. Fernando, another crowd had approached the bus in which the UNP MPs were traveling and had attacked the passengers. “I then rushed in and dispersed the crowd,” he said.

“The allegation made by the UNP MPs is absurd; I even went and wished UNP MP Ajith Perera by offering my hand only to have him rudely push my hand away,” he said. (Yohan Perera)


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  • been Friday, 18 April 2014 08:34 AM

    that's a toy gun..... via DM Android App

    komi buwa Friday, 18 April 2014 01:28 PM

    should reward the photographer! should vote for the mayor too! should buy a trouser n a pair of slippers for the sarong fellow. via DM Android App

    Wandura Friday, 18 April 2014 08:02 AM

    Yes, a black banana was carried by a monkey.

    Mohamed Farhan Friday, 18 April 2014 08:12 AM

    Kohomada machang umba mayor vune.

    Game Kolla Friday, 18 April 2014 03:42 PM

    Who made this mad guy as a Mayor?Non other than foolish voter.

    Kamal Friday, 18 April 2014 03:44 PM

    He is a Mayor? Looks like a Mafia leader.

    Public Friday, 18 April 2014 08:43 AM

    True, he did not carry a pistol, but a most sophisticated Gal-katas.

    malij Friday, 18 April 2014 08:30 AM

    Pls don't make up any stories. Anybody can see that he is only having his dick in his hands. Poor guy.

    nau Monday, 21 April 2014 10:47 AM

    Actually its a very nice picture. well taken, credit goes to camera man.

    Ranjo Friday, 18 April 2014 08:35 AM

    “The allegation made by the UNP MPs is absurd; I even went and wished UNP MP Ajith Perera by offering my hand only to have him rudely push my hand away,” he said.

    That was too rude, NO?

    Enid Friday, 18 April 2014 08:42 AM

    Dunnama kannam kala duwannm

    shek Friday, 18 April 2014 08:54 AM

    mayor seems proffesional in handling guns... luk at t pose. via DM Android App

    shek Friday, 18 April 2014 08:55 AM

    thats not a pistol. its a water gun via DM Android App

    lion Friday, 18 April 2014 08:54 AM

    Hurrah for the culture introduced by Rajapakshas

    dish Friday, 18 April 2014 08:57 AM

    UNP CARRYING THE PISTOL and try to shoot among them....

    then Mata Mataka naha .......

    Nims Friday, 18 April 2014 09:07 AM

    The mayor is on the left with the sarong halfway lifted.

    Sorry Mr President, these idiots are digging your grave so fast. Nothing to comment good.

    Donald Saturday, 19 April 2014 01:37 AM

    Nonsense.

    Lanka Shantha Friday, 18 April 2014 03:38 AM

    RIP Democracy and Peace of Sri Lanka.

    sobers Friday, 18 April 2014 09:09 AM

    It was a Water Pistol.

    Abnormal Saturday, 19 April 2014 02:09 AM

    UNPers must have gone in search of a missing plane, No planes land there and there are no radars... I think.

    Ruthless bee Friday, 18 April 2014 02:45 PM

    This is a computer jilmard.Mayor went to Garland the UNP MPs.But garlands have been removed and a pistol was inserted. via DM Android App

    ranbanda Friday, 18 April 2014 09:16 AM

    This reminds me of SIRIKOTHA incident.Since J R Jayawardena introduced thug culture and this provincial council politics hundreds of low class politicians being born and wielding power,

    Ali Friday, 18 April 2014 09:17 AM

    Next Ranjan Movie...Hambantota.......

    T.MALLAWA Friday, 18 April 2014 09:21 AM

    THIS DENIAL IS SIMILAR TO THE ONE, THE TANGALLE PRADESHIYA SABHA CHAIRMAN GAVE WHEN HE WAS APPREHENDED FOR THE MURDER OF BRITISH NATIONAL KHURRAM SAID AND RAPING HIS GIRL FRIEND. I THINK WE CAN NOW BOAST OF GOOD LAW & ORDER SITUATION IN THE SOUTH !

    Rikas Friday, 18 April 2014 09:27 AM

    That's a water gun. #getinlanka

    Rohan Friday, 18 April 2014 04:57 AM

    If some group disturbing peace in the country its a police matter. via DM Android App

    Lanka Putha Friday, 18 April 2014 03:05 PM

    mayor ??? who... identity not look like a mayor. Mayor is a person who educated,deciplene,polite and respectable via DM Android App

    Ravi Friday, 18 April 2014 03:53 AM

    Editor -DM
    Please make an enquiry and clarify to the general public, who had edited the picture and attached a pistol to this innocent mans hand. This is highly irresponsible journalism?

    Rohan Friday, 18 April 2014 04:59 AM

    Well then who was the guy with a gun in the photo on Facebook? via DM Android App

    Rodiya Friday, 18 April 2014 03:07 PM

    His lordship the Mayor running,,!!! Oh God if there is one.... Bless us via DM iPad app

    Rodiya Friday, 18 April 2014 03:07 PM

    His lordship the Mayor running,,!!! Oh God if there is one.... Bless us via DM iPad app

    Lima Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:42 PM

    SO WHO IS CARRYING THE PISTOL , EYE WITNESS ARE ALL FOOLS YOU MEAN , ARE YOU EDUCATED , AS YOU BELONG TO THE SAME ROADSIDE DWELLING CLAN OF THE RULERS , SEE THE PHOTO IN THE DM PUBLISHED , BETTER DM TAKE LARGE CUT OUTS AND POST IN ALL PLACES IN BIG HOARDS TO THE PUBLIC TO SEE

    Chrisantha Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:53 PM

    Just look at the mayor's of any reasonable city in he world- respected, educated, decent, well spoken people but in Lanka with the total blessings of highest in govt. you get gun carrying first class thugs as Mayors who will know only to follow the criminal orders of the masters! Lanka.... a land like no other!!!

    Dee Friday, 18 April 2014 04:10 AM

    Ok Ok, not a pistol, probably a galkatas. carry a manna, you people are more used to those than guns

    Navin Friday, 18 April 2014 06:44 AM

    "The Pistol tied itself to my hand"

    Nisansala Costa Friday, 18 April 2014 09:41 AM

    Where is the police in SL , how come the police are just watching the MPs being hit by eggs .

    randy Friday, 18 April 2014 12:04 AM

    He must be having a twin brother who carried the weapon. Those staff should be fired for lacking professional standards.

    Mahinda R Friday, 18 April 2014 06:45 AM

    Dear Dee,

    No No it is his bottle of milk with the teat.
    Podi eka ne.

    Duminda Zilva Friday, 18 April 2014 09:45 AM

    Where was the MSD personal ??? Who called this an international airport ??

    Godaya Friday, 18 April 2014 12:24 AM

    This is democracy, Way to go WONDERING OF ASIA.

    Mano Friday, 18 April 2014 04:21 AM

    He is running to save the UNP MPs.

    Dhebaraya Friday, 18 April 2014 09:51 AM

    Nagaradhipati, ehenam oyagey dhakunu athey thiyenne soopuwa samaga kiribothalayakdha???? Api dhen konde bandhinne!!!!!!!! Cap eka yata oya bendhagena innawadha dhanne ne. Dheiyo Sakki. via DM iPad app

    jim pappa Friday, 18 April 2014 04:24 AM

    Look at the bright side, Chrisantha. The mayor is in ' running condition.'

    Confused Friday, 18 April 2014 12:29 AM

    Then what was that you were carrying in the photograph posted? Black banana?

    Mohammed Wafa Friday, 18 April 2014 12:30 AM

    Today's Island paper front page photo is the witness for the above news item. This depicts that all politicians are nothing but liars.

    jim pappa Friday, 18 April 2014 04:31 AM

    Sorry, mayor. The picture tells all !

    T Nizam Rahim Friday, 18 April 2014 06:59 AM

    what is in your hand? Is it a toy pistol

    Handipora Friday, 18 April 2014 10:05 AM

    Congrats DM. This photo should be adjudged the best photograph of the year. via DM Android App

    jay d Friday, 18 April 2014 10:06 AM

    eraj master of the game.... cv include..
    *murder
    *extortion
    *gun running
    *illegal gold importer
    and much much more...for service contact.....


    via DM Android App

    suresh Friday, 18 April 2014 04:37 AM

    “Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don't expect it from cheap people.”


    ― Warren Buffett

    agoodgirl Friday, 18 April 2014 03:37 PM

    Is this Eraj Fernando the brother in law of Johnston Fernando? via DM Android App

    old citizen Saturday, 19 April 2014 04:56 PM

    Mayor in mayhem

    dinesh Friday, 18 April 2014 04:46 AM

    COWboy Mayor

    chamila Friday, 18 April 2014 10:33 AM

    Yes He has a water pistol too but it is under his trouser!
    Good if you run without the trouser so the real Mayor can be seen by the whole world-SHAME ON YOU WHAT EXAMPLE YOU GIVE TO YOUR CHILDREN

    Sampath Friday, 18 April 2014 10:36 AM

    The truth is they were holding a trial performance for a film.

    freking Friday, 18 April 2014 04:14 PM

    MR may belive this. via DM Android App

    rohana Friday, 18 April 2014 05:12 AM

    [quote name="Chrisantha"]Just look at the mayor's of any reasonable city in he world- respected, educated, decent, well spoken people but in Lanka with the total blessings of highest in govt. you get gun carrying first class thugs as Mayors who will know only to follow the criminal orders of the masters! Lanka.... a land like no other!!![/quote]
    No need to blame any one other than the voters who put them in to public positions of power !

    Gayan1973 Friday, 18 April 2014 05:15 AM

    Ha! What a great gift for the New Year!

    Mervyn Friday, 18 April 2014 12:14 AM

    And I saw the UNP MPs throwing eggs at their own bus. via DM Android App

    hafeez Friday, 18 April 2014 10:50 AM

    Oh that's a toy gun via DM Android App

    Mahajanaya Friday, 18 April 2014 10:53 AM

    Now who is lying, His Lordship or Prince Namal? I thought eggs were expensive in Sri Lanka?

    vimu7584 Friday, 18 April 2014 05:23 AM

    Lawless country ...


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