MR creates ethnic rifts, prejudice: UNP

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The United National Party (UNP) said yesterday that it was highly regretted to see former President Mahinda Rajapaksa trying to create rifts, prejudice, hatred and animosity among different ethnic groups in the country.

Issuing a statement, UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim said Mr. Rajapaksa fantasised on becoming the next Prime Minister, by having media stunts at temples. He charged that Mr. Rajapaksa was hurling baseless abuses at the government of President Maihtripala Sirisena, being unable to counter the allegations made against him.

Mr. Hashim, in his statement, said the former President crowed over the possible resurgence of the LTTE as a gimmick to cover up various forms of allegations levelled against him.

"At the Matara rally, the former President, in his message, has mentioned that the LTTE is raising its head again. Certain laymen, frequenting temples with buckets of flower in their hands, do not even follow the five precepts. These so called patriots even compromise the interests of the country for petty political gains. I do not know to what category the former President belongs," he said.

He asked the former President to refrain from spreading such falsehoods. He asserted that no military camp had been removed.

"The former President has failed to respond convincingly to the allegations about the construction of provincial presidential palaces. He has failed to reason out the spending of Rs. 28 billion for unnecessary activities out of Rs. 55 billion allocated for road development. We are yet to uncover information related to the vehicles used by him and his family. Expenses have been made from the state coffers to look after the pet dogs kept by him at Temple Trees," Mr. Hashim said.
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  • BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 15 June 2015 12:40 PM

    This fellow fought and won the war with racism, that was why it ended with high civilian casualties. After that his reputation centered on bankrupt developments, nepotism, utter corruption, manipulating justice and legal systems of the country etc.... Therefore what else can one expect from a fellow of this type of culture?

    Realbuffalo Monday, 15 June 2015 01:52 PM

    Thanks for Real buffalo comment!

    Lee Monday, 15 June 2015 01:58 PM

    He belongs to "THIRD CLASS"... Cheap fellow...!!!

    Tom Monday, 15 June 2015 02:10 PM

    JR and MR are the only real leaders we had as presidents, others were not effective as these two. Current President is a puppet of a puppet.

    sobers Monday, 15 June 2015 02:14 PM

    Quite true! MR, is trying the most cheapest and dirtiest way by arousing racism. It is better for him to retire and take a rest.

    Sikuru Monday, 15 June 2015 02:36 PM

    These guys are just showing the true colors of MR to the idiots in the South in their "free time" when they are not free they are meeting investors ,debating about 20A etc

    janaka Monday, 15 June 2015 02:38 PM

    Better start helping Hambantota 2 Kabir?

    K. C. John Monday, 15 June 2015 09:37 AM

    Well said, Sir!

    S B Lokuge Monday, 15 June 2015 03:16 PM

    Soon it will not only the LTTE, the Jihadist will also start to divide the country.

    Nadeesha Monday, 15 June 2015 09:43 AM

    Exactly. MR is still influenced by primitive instincts.

    Oniooker Monday, 15 June 2015 09:45 AM

    Agree totally with Kabir Hashim. In his attempt to come back to power MR is showing his true colours.

    Cheers Monday, 15 June 2015 03:29 PM

    A minority in the country speaks

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 15 June 2015 03:55 PM

    Very true. MR should at least now think of keeping the dignity of an ex-President (oops, a defeated one at that!) and not insult the high position he held by going round the country spreading falsehoods.

    Hussain Fahmy Monday, 15 June 2015 10:27 AM

    Sri Lankans are smarter to bite into the ethnic division of the former Ruling family to grab power and complete the ruination / bankruptcy of Sri Lanka.

    citizen a Monday, 15 June 2015 10:52 AM

    Sir.we respect you as a gentlemen.In the name of god please leave MR alone people will give the correct answer for him and send him were he deserves.Please concentrate on the nation.MR and his family will be punished by the people.

    Aruna Monday, 15 June 2015 10:58 AM

    Do you mean Vigneshwaran, Diaspora etc. create peace, safety and stability in the country whereas MR creates rifts, prejudice, hatred and animosity among different ethnic groups in the country?

    PoPo Monday, 15 June 2015 10:59 AM

    We do not want unwanted military camps in any part of this island. We all want to live a life in dignity. This is a wish of all humans and animals. Well said sir, thank you.

    modaya Monday, 15 June 2015 11:05 AM

    Yes we agree on your SPEACH but what have you DONE to eliminate this menia. He is on the tangent at the temples

    Nakulasitano Monday, 15 June 2015 11:12 AM

    Going after popularity!. New theoretician Kabal, just becoming the new Gobels.

    real Monday, 15 June 2015 11:16 AM

    One is fighting for minority rights, other is telling lies to get back to power.

    ish Monday, 15 June 2015 11:42 AM

    what minority rights are they fighting for?

    King Fish Monday, 15 June 2015 05:07 PM

    In that case Ranil how many times he lost at elections? But MR only once.

    King Pin Monday, 15 June 2015 05:09 PM

    @Sunil - Do not twist the truth!

    kandykolla Monday, 15 June 2015 11:53 AM

    1. Paali - " Thanha jaayathi Soko..."2. English - " Too much of anything good for nothing"3. Tamil - " Pearaasai, Peru nattam"This applies for Sri Lankan politics also...!!

    King Cobra Monday, 15 June 2015 05:15 PM

    MR fought the war with genuine intentions to bring peace to the country.

    vini Monday, 15 June 2015 11:53 AM

    A sermon about five precepts from Mr Kabal

    King Fish Monday, 15 June 2015 05:16 PM

    Damn with the dignity when the country is going back again!

    Sunil Monday, 15 June 2015 11:54 AM

    What is MR talking about! The LTTE is with MR so is MR trying to use KP or Karuna to create a resurgence of the LTTE?

    King Barnet Monday, 15 June 2015 05:19 PM

    If there are allegations with witnesses go ahead even now at FCID!

    King John Monday, 15 June 2015 05:21 PM

    These guys are shit scared!

    King Abu Backer Monday, 15 June 2015 05:29 PM

    The security requirements will decided by the President.

    Vas Monday, 15 June 2015 12:14 PM

    Mahinda and family should be made to answer for ll their bad deeds. These are serious allegations. If they cannot prove their innocence they should be punished only then the future leaders will behave.

    Mason Monday, 15 June 2015 12:23 PM

    The longer the dissolution of parliament is delayed the situation is going to get more worse, It is essential that a new government takes over and brings about stability without further delay. The 20A will have to take a back seat for the moment and the President will have to forget about revamping the SLFP.The UNP, JHU, JVP, TNA, SLMC and such parties who are concerned about saving the Country, will have to get together and force the President to dissolve Parliament,.

    upali Monday, 15 June 2015 12:25 PM

    Always the topic is MR because UNP is really scared.


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