Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that the police are mixing up civil cases and criminal cases for political ends and that we should be careful about it.
Mr. Rajapaksa said this when he visited former deputy minister Sarana Gunawardane at the Mahara prisons this morning.
He said arresting people in this manner in connection with civil cases could not be considered good governance.
When asked about development, Mr. Rajapaksa said development had come to a standstill while the government was preoccupied with taking revenge on opponents.
To a question whether he would be involved in politics in the future, Mr. Rajapaksa said currently he was enjoying his leisure and visiting his colleagues who were remanded. Mr. Rajapaksa said he expected the SLFP president to look into these arrests and mete out justice.
“Mr. Gamini Senarath was questioned over a vehicle leasing incident and Lohan Ratwatte was also summoned for interrogation. We can see this trend. This should be stopped and good governance ensured,” he said. (News and pix by Lal S. Kumara, Chaturanga Chandrasekera)
Whether it is civil or criminal crimes are crimes and should be investigated by police
Manel Friday, 20 March 2015 05:29 AM
Judging by the comments it is best for this fellow to stay at home watering pots and plants without coming into politics.
garawi Friday, 20 March 2015 06:14 PM
Under your regime there was no case at all. Only the white Vans!
Peace Talker Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:51 PM
Is kidnapping in white van is good goverment
Upul Thursday, 19 March 2015 09:14 PM
He has no idea what Good Governance is, and thinks what he did was good governance. Please Mr. Ex president, enjoy your retirement life without you BS talk.
mohamed Friday, 20 March 2015 06:52 PM
Dear MR why you had the pay a visit to criminals , This shows that you too are involved and helping them to rob our money and enjoyed the wealth. So home and do cultivation in your back yard.
jaya Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:01 PM
You want us. To forget about all your crimes?you got a fat hope.please mind your business
R.Dias Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:05 PM
Poor Man Thursday, 19 March 2015 09:50 PM
MR is not allowed to talk about good goverance. Today we are enjoying freedom. There is great improvement in the country since January this year. We want this to continue. Crooks should be in jail. MR and Company robbed this country in style.
Wellwisher Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:38 PM
Mr. ex-President, please be careful handling the car which worth millions. When you put all the weight on the doors and when you mishandle it is us which has to pay for the repairs.
Premalal Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:38 PM
You mixed up your family and the country.
Namal Perera Friday, 20 March 2015 07:16 AM
Birds of a feather flock together.
sss Friday, 20 March 2015 07:16 AM
Amazing. This is what politicians and senior officials mindset - they think they are entitle to corruption and crimes and cannot comprehend that the law of the land reach them
mailman Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:38 PM
MR busy visiting his thug buddies. via DM Android App
OMG Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:44 PM
You could have been a true king ONLY if you and your family had lived and let others live.
asfar Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:45 PM
so what is your point cry baby ? all your cronies are saints ? come on. get a life.
BH Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:47 PM
What utter bullshit, he should know a civil case becomes a criminal case if it involves, bribery, corruption, subversion, abduction,murder, or anything similar.
Labby Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:49 PM
Oh just shut up. We had enough of you..
N.Wijeratne Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:25 PM
The King -pin of crime bribery and corruption in SL!
Zscore Friday, 20 March 2015 07:55 AM
More visits to come... Looking at the people, do they make a public announcement before his visit?
Laminate Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:50 PM
MR, I feel you mixing up these things, We as citizens feel everything happens as per the law of the country.....
appuhamy Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:50 PM
New concept of good Governance
Channa Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:52 PM
Dear MRYou have gone to the highest point of our country. Now you are entitled to pension , official residence. security and staff, all the expenses are payed by the public money. Enjoy it . Start travelling on the Buddhist path. You have done everything for this country. Now do something for yourself. It is the only credit balance you can transfer to any world. Theruwan Saranai
Arjuna Ranawana Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:55 PM
As previous Government.
Arjuna Ranawana Thursday, 19 March 2015 02:57 PM
He has to admit hospital immediately
Arjuna Ranawana Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:01 PM
Govt. has to take firm action to control nonsense meetings and addressing as violating country rules
Mason Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:36 PM
In what category do you place the imprisonment of the General and removal of CJ Shirani Bandaranayake.Is it revenge on opponents or good governance !!
Suq Madique Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:04 PM
he should have had the same kind of concern before incarcerating SF
Ahimsa Friday, 20 March 2015 01:55 PM
You say Poice have mixed up of Civil and and Criminal why are you sad about it, now the people have at least a mixup including you Are you sure you had it during your period ?
Somali Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:05 PM
So he wants criminals full freedom
arun Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:08 PM
previois broadcast via giant state media and now to a hand held portable microphone. what a shame. MR should retire now. time is up. via DM Android App
ramola Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:14 PM
There does seem to be more of a vendetta going on these days than serious governance.
Gune Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:14 PM
To MR good governance means stop investigating all crimes committed by him, his family and friends.
Sariya Attapathu Friday, 20 March 2015 09:40 PM
Is he real or a bad dream ?
hiran Gunawardena Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:16 PM
country going on a dangerous path. YAHAPALANAYA doing exactly what useless western government wants. Majority singalese voters devided among three main candidates and minority parties becoming the kingmaker. Ww being undwr war 30 yrs how can we go back to that era in a different ways again. It is time people get together with MR A true strong leader via DM Android App
kamal Friday, 20 March 2015 08:27 AM
When a politician does an illegal thing, it will becomes a political story too. Do not take it as a normal civil offense. How idiot you are to describe these in such ignorant level. Do not measure everyone as the people who come to see you after your defeat or voted for your faked patriotism.
Sunil Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:21 PM
Hah Hah haaa. Mr. MR..You must be joking....we are not reborn fools. It was just two or three months before you were doing worser things to the whole country....than this. The sinners must be punished. via DM Android App
Ganesha Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:57 PM
Are you talking about mishandling ,what a liar you are ,thinking we eat thanakola ,pinnaku and shit? Either are you insane or enlightened or both?
dharma Friday, 20 March 2015 09:58 PM
mr Rajapaska please stop talking nonsense. cheating inn money is a civil case. and property. it is criminal case,
lkboy Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:29 PM
ok. what is good governance then?
kanga Friday, 20 March 2015 02:34 PM
What a joker you are! Give them a bit of money you have stolen.!,
Dobadodu Friday, 20 March 2015 02:35 PM
You, your family and your associates have swindled the wealth of this country enough! Let it be civil or Criminal, the culprits, including you, should be punished without mercy!
ab Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:35 PM
Taking action on corruption is good governance via DM Android App
Pradeep Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:42 PM
I am sorry MR, we know who is Sarana, you only loosing your image by supporting people like this.
TONY Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:27 PM
BOSS. YOU SEEM TO FEEL THE PINCH WHEN CULPRITS WHO SUPPORTED YOU HAVE TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCE. UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP YOU EVEN RULED THE LEGAL SYSTEM
kanga Friday, 20 March 2015 02:38 PM
STEALING IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCEWHITE VAN ABDUCTIONS ARE CRIMINAL OFFENCES.How would you know the Law.You attended law school through Felix Dias and the back door entrance with out exams too. Like father like sons.
kukula. Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:45 PM
Sir when you were in power and what you did to SF was it justice? The manner you impeached CJ was there any justice? Your perception on good governance is to protect wrong doers. May god bless you.
upali Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:47 PM
His popularity still persists.
chakil Friday, 20 March 2015 10:34 PM
Please get back and lead the country. Sri Lanka needs you badly! tThey are redefining ignorance governance as yahapalane. pana kenda thibbata no kondak. they undo everything you did.
asfar Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:49 PM
Mr. Check the comments and decide.
AIA Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:05 PM
Sir, as the former President of Sri Lanka, please maintain your self respect and dignity rather than stooping to the level of defending suspected corrupt elements who are being investigated by the law enforcement of the country . You are only degrading yourself by this attitude.
noor Friday, 20 March 2015 12:23 AM
Mr. MAHINDA, what a mix up you had during your rule. But you are unable digest small mix up in my3 rule when you are not in power. Good thing that you are feeling it.
raj Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:24 PM
MR should thanks the government that the white van does not stop at his door as it happened in the past.
Bala Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:15 PM
For someone who did not know what is Good Governanance, this is not surprising. He thinks covering up crooks is GG.
saf Friday, 20 March 2015 04:22 PM
look who is taking. he was mixed up with democracy and dictatorship. via DM Android App
Lali Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:18 PM
Good governance is spreading white lies and taking revenge from opponents. Also stopping development projects and reducing corriendar price
Nalin Friday, 20 March 2015 10:13 AM
Lets go sir, you looks like the king even you are down and out. Time for a come back big fela!
Silva Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:41 PM
OMG, Dear MR we enjoyed your good governance for the last 10 years, so why not you take some rest and enjoy your retirement, leaving the rulers alone to rule the country !
pol toks Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:52 PM
MR does not need to separate as he is entitled to and will be charged for both civil and criminal offences..Man is desperate and hoping that he can escape being charged...Better hurry up and level all charges these corrupt people need to charged for.
Citizen Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:52 PM
What guts he has to talk about good governance via DM Android App
sam Friday, 20 March 2015 10:50 AM
I do not understand why he still supporting those criminals like SARANA. I hope Mahinda would never come to politics again.
Francis Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:04 PM
You mixed up the Commissions and corruptions , how is your new life now sir, it must be hard to accept the current life style to what you had and enjoyed before, everything was fake and you wanted to resemble like a bloody king
Nims Friday, 20 March 2015 03:04 AM
MR could you pl keep your mouth shut. You have no right to talk as your henchmen and you ruined the entire nation.
squash88 Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:13 PM
mr most definitely poses all the charisma a leader should have even obama could learn a few...maybe the shawl around his neck....p via DM Android App
Rodney Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:18 PM
Freud is a criminal offence
T Wickramaratna Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:18 PM
Police should stop taking action against any criminal, rouge or drug dealer, because according to MR, It amounts to taking political revenge. Only he has the authority to do it.Remember SF?
aza Thursday, 19 March 2015 05:18 PM
yes during your time there was no law and order in this country all your family members and friends steal,murder ,sell drugs and have brothels with no problem
Meera Friday, 20 March 2015 03:52 AM
see...who is telling this?
Amila. G Friday, 20 March 2015 03:53 AM
Crowds are taken with a script , To fool the rest to show that the people are still with him , Actor par excellence .
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