How can you eradicate cocaine - Some politicos also using it: MR

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Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that it was not possible to eradicate cocaine when some politicians were addicted it.

Mr. Rajapaksa said this at Carlton House in Tangalle when journalists asked about reports of politicians being addicted to cocaine.

“If there are politicians using cocaine, their names should be revealed. You can’t simply point fingers at all MPs. How can anyone eradicate cocaine when politicians are using it,” he asked.

Mr. Rajapaksa said some of what was happening today were similar to what happened in 1989-1990. “Back then there were abductions like today. The government should be held responsible for these incidents,” he said and added that they were ready for any election.

“The provincial council elections should be held immediately. If not, a general election should be held. We are even ready for a presidential election,” Mr. Rajapaksa said. (Anisha Manage)

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  • Nimal Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:46 AM

    There was someone call Lansa if you remember

    Mr. Wonderful Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:09 AM

    Once again MR making baseless accusations against people with no evidence. Throwing mud at people is the only this one time great politician who didn't know when to retire knows to do these days...shame!

    lion Wednesday, 20 February 2019 05:10 AM

    listening to you is disgraceful. You protected drug barons and we saw when Lansa was in difficulties how you and your brother went to see him.You appointed kudu king as ministers. Dont sing baila we know who you are.

    BonBon Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:31 AM

    Hey, that is a nice and sweet statement. We all thought the ordinary citizen forgets fast. He has forgotten his infamous helicopter ride.

    Neil Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:49 AM

    Its not just some politicians. A Buddhist monks has been caught recently consuming cocaine. What has happened to Sri Lanka. Country needs a Hitler-type leader.

    ORACLE Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:28 AM

    " How can anyone eradicate cocaine when politicians are using it” - the oracle has spoken.

    Gune Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:12 AM

    Asking on drugs , talking on elections. Koheda yanne ? Malle pol !!

    Yenuka Rukshan Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:32 PM

    Oyatala kohomath alune

    sathees N Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:37 AM

    put those politicians behind bars, that's how eradicating heroin in sri lanka.

    Yehiya Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:49 AM

    MR talking about drug eradications.

    Jeevan Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:51 AM

    Good question from former PM. He should ask this question from his buddy from Negombo who was hugged and released after STF caught the buddy with drugs.

    sobers Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:51 AM

    Drug dealers fund politicians, Drug dealers are in parliament. It is the governments which protect them including the police.

    Kule Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:54 AM

    Lansa from Negombo was not using drugs, he was re-exporting according to SB.

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 20 February 2019 08:59 AM

    As long as there is demand, there is supply!!!! simple economics!!! Eradicate the demand!!!! bring in programs to educate to school systems, have other measures to curb the usage..... the supply will reduce and eventually stop.... maybe long term but it will happen.... If we catch one madush today, tomorrow another madush or all other shushas will be formed!!!

    ANTON Wednesday, 20 February 2019 09:00 AM

    WHY DIDN'T YOU CONTROL IN YOUR REGIME IF YOU KNOW THE PERSONS WELL.

    Rationalist Wednesday, 20 February 2019 09:04 AM

    MR if you know the Politicians Who are hooked on Drugs, expose them! Why have you been silent all this time? Do they Support you and Keep you in Funds?

    johan Wednesday, 20 February 2019 09:25 AM

    The drugs culture was brought by you and your brother GR after the civil war ended.Now people and Politicians are used to that. Now time has come to eradicate this menace

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:03 AM

    Ha Ha again

    Palli Kanda Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:25 AM

    MR - look in the mirror and say this is my doing. The drug culture exasbarated after war and I took my eyes of the ball. You and your brother terrified all decent Sri Lankans. Sadly you still want power.

    Sena Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:34 AM

    Both MR and Gotabaya should responsible for drugs. Hirunika Premachandra's father murdered by whom? Who protected him and kept him high security at Sri Jayawardene Hospital and sent to Singapore. Then brought here and kept him secretly at Nawaloka with police guard without mentioning patient name in the board. Then Negombo helicopter case by MR to protect N.mal L..sa at Negambo. Shamed. Why Prez Sorisena is silent on this?

    SN Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:04 AM

    Dear Sir, Please deploy a special team for parliament sittings to catch Members as they get out of balance and go berserk, run riot, go mad and turn into animal mode and get them checked of their abnormalities. A lot of video clips are still available via google. Suggest a new research unit posted in parliament and study new research about their behavior. Its time this be done as it has also spread to other councils and could spread to other places too.

    Vasaliya Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:12 PM

    Abductions taking place now? Excuse me..look whos talking...he seems to be high on cocaine as he is muttering gibberish...

    Joseph Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:43 PM

    I can remember You embraced a MP who was known to be a big time drug peddler when he was surrounded by the STF during your Presidency

    chux Wednesday, 20 February 2019 01:48 PM

    Just because MPS are using general public also will have to use

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 20 February 2019 02:33 PM

    Ohe Palayan. So MR, whose name has been tarnished as aiding and abetting drug dealers is now saying aye, aye to Ranjan.

    dickie bird Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:48 PM

    Hard working politicians are stressed. May be they need a little cocaine to relax.


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