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Govt. laying groundwork to betray armed forces: MR

17 June 2018 01:14 pm - 35     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the amendments proposed by the Government to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act of 2002, were clearly aimed at assisting foreign courts in the trial of Sri Lankans for offences allegedly committed in Sri Lanka.

“The Government has introduced in Parliament, a Bill to amend the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, No. 25 of 2002. This is the latest betrayal by the yahapalana Government.

“This country has had its share of traitors in its long history, but never anyone as committed and enthusiastic in their betrayal as the present Government,” he said in a statement.

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  • Ajith Sunday, 17 June 2018 01:48 PM

    Country need not to be the safe haven for criminals.

    Janaya Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:59 PM

    He betrayed all of us by pocketing the tsunami funds.

    JuniorCitizen Sunday, 17 June 2018 02:03 PM

    "aimed at assisting foreign courts in the trial of Sri Lankans for offenses allegedly committed in Sri Lanka.".. Maybe this is the only way the government can put you and your lot behind bars for the crimes committed, and maybe that is worrying you?

    Raj Sunday, 17 June 2018 02:06 PM

    No one is above law/. If anyone had committed a crime they must be punished- whoever they are and there should be no exception.

    Manel Sunday, 17 June 2018 02:09 PM

    This fellow has forgotten how he and his brother Gota got army officers to sell tomatoes and sweep ROADS in Colombo.

    raj Sunday, 17 June 2018 09:40 PM

    also used them to murder his opponents

    Salia Sunday, 17 June 2018 02:31 PM

    No one need to betray anyone if they are innocent and this is applicable for all citizens regardless of their creed of power. In the past, people like you have spoiled this for your opportunity to gain power and abuse people big time not to mention the white van culture introduced during your time with your blessings. Don’t take this country backwards again with your agitated speaking.

    das Sunday, 17 June 2018 02:33 PM

    Feeling nervous??

    Unchikun Sunday, 17 June 2018 02:38 PM

    For me you are the worst traitor. You borrow from Chinaat high interest rate and built infrastructure that will never payback. We are now caught in a debt trap. In the past you proclaimed that there where no civilian casualties and that the Sri Lanka military is the most disciplined in the world. You also know that investigations to murders and disappearances are almost complete and the noose is tightening. So the patriotic statement. We have been fooled for some time. Yes, we got a free education and can think logically.

    Real Peace Sunday, 17 June 2018 02:40 PM

    In the aftermath of the war, it was MR who gave a written assurance to the UNSG that accountability would be upheld. What’s he talking now??

    Ceylon Sunday, 17 June 2018 03:18 PM

    What can see now is even very slow speed government is trying to allow justice impliment,trying to restow lost law and respect of the military by punishing criminals who used military for killing,rapes,kidnap and looted money from powerless citizens,kidnap and kill school students and took ransom frm parents etc.

    Mahinda po Sunday, 17 June 2018 03:39 PM

    First you should be arrested for betraying the peopl in selling the country to China and using our own armed forces to kill our own citizens of this country. What do you call this Mahinda? Shut your noise before you time comes.

    lion Sunday, 17 June 2018 03:40 PM

    Best way to stop this nonsense and show the country how he has pocket out millions of funds belonging to the people of this country is to expedite the cases against this man in the courts which is going to function soon.Please don't allow this person to deceive and hoodwink the public any more.

    Jay Sunday, 17 June 2018 03:54 PM

    You will win the noble prize for been the Liar 20th century!

    das Sunday, 17 June 2018 11:39 PM

    You mean the Ignoble prize

    Arthur Sunday, 17 June 2018 05:10 PM

    Offences committed in the country? Abduction, murder and robbing national coffers and tsunami funds. Feeling scared? Naturally.

    Dee Sunday, 17 June 2018 05:18 PM

    When all else fails, ring the 'won the war' bell !t

    Sincere Sunday, 17 June 2018 05:34 PM

    Babyish talk again!

    Alex Sunday, 17 June 2018 06:00 PM

    Very soon we will see this man lands in the mental hospital. The extreme greed and inferior complexes drive him to madness.

    Samson Sunday, 17 June 2018 06:31 PM

    In the army not a single officer is with backbone. All the officers in commander position are pendas.

    Gihan Fernando Sunday, 17 June 2018 06:35 PM

    This fellow has been crying KOTI NEGITINAWO - KOTI NEGITINAWO from day one!

    sss Sunday, 17 June 2018 06:38 PM

    you also did in another way by allowing rampant corruption and mismanagement after war heroes (who are mostly rural poor) sacrificed their lives

    Cobra Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:11 PM

    His ultimate trump cards: Armed forces, racism and terrorists!

    Cobra Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:15 PM

    ...and he never mentions what he did to war winning General Fonseka as soon as he came to power taking all the credit for winning the war by himself!!!

    Jayamini Perera Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:38 PM

    And once again we hear the most famous line of "Mara" and the goons, "Ranaviruvo pawadenavo".

    Buddhi Perera Sunday, 17 June 2018 08:35 PM

    We cannot trust you - whether what you say is true or not. If it is wrong. defeat it in the parliament.

    Nasnin Sunday, 17 June 2018 08:41 PM

    What happened to your ELECTRIC chair.

    Chanaka Sunday, 17 June 2018 08:57 PM

    Those with thumbs up r simple gild fish brains...thank you

    lakshitha Sunday, 17 June 2018 11:22 PM

    U are the biggest bluffer,,now coming out with another bluff story,,,after ur brother Gota was behind hammering the muslims in beruwala,,,now u going for all the ifthars to win their votes,,,and lying after u came u stopped it,,,why should u come ,,,are u God,,,untill then who was behind hammering the muslims,,Gota,,,once u came u all the damage had been done u and went like a saviour,,,but did they vote for u?? on Jan 8??no they know abt u,,,,now u going for all ifthars as Guilty conciouns pricks the mind,,,simple

    Gune Monday, 18 June 2018 12:11 AM

    MR was traitor when he gave the LTTE money in 2004 to win the Presidential election. What nonsense is he talking?That’s the biggest betrayal not only of the armed forces but all Sri Lankans.

    Buddhist Monday, 18 June 2018 01:21 AM

    This guy does not understand the difference between human rights violators and war heroes. All the soldiers are not violators but those who ordered the armed forces to do illegal things and those who did have to be taken before the courts.

    Ceylon Monday, 18 June 2018 05:26 PM

    He is protecting war criminals.using war heros to make more billions.

    CEDRIC Monday, 18 June 2018 01:30 AM


    Malli Monday, 18 June 2018 09:38 AM

    Only game he knows to fool the people to obtain the vote.Shame on you all the way....

    Gamaya Monday, 18 June 2018 10:51 AM

    Mahinda Mame, Now this is little over the top!Be careful people are begining to understand you for the cunning knave you really are.

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