The new Justice Minister, Thalatha Athukorala, should make finding out how her brother (Gamini) died her first priority, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.
He said the new minister had been given a mandate to operate the judiciary and the Attorney General's Department against the enemy. “However, before all this, I invite her to find out how her brother died,” he said. He was responding to a question raised by a journalist following an event held at the BMICH.
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Comments - 43
Voter Friday, 01 September 2017 08:24 AM
He could have done that during his nine years of presidency!!!
Jayadeva Friday, 01 September 2017 08:40 AM
Why ??? Is her appointment also to look after family interests like they did in the last regime?
Ronnie Bugger Friday, 01 September 2017 08:50 AM
If you know the facts, put it out in the open rather than playing games that kids do.
Dam Friday, 01 September 2017 08:53 AM
No wrong ... people want to what you and your family plus your buddies did before that
Baron Baaron Friday, 01 September 2017 08:54 AM
Mr. Ex-President, you expect her to do what you did when you had power; influencing the judiciary and giving first priority to "family affairs". You Sir, are judging her by your standard. It looks like you are disillusioned after the sacking of Wijeydasa aka Dealdasa
DN Friday, 01 September 2017 09:04 AM
No.. first Tajubdeen....
Aristotle Friday, 01 September 2017 09:04 AM
MR Sir, are you sure that all the deaths occurred in your family are clear of doubts? Go to the past and see.
ceylon Friday, 01 September 2017 09:06 AM
why are you panick . via DM Android App
suresh Friday, 01 September 2017 09:07 AM
she has been appointed to serve the nation and not settle personal family scores.This is the difference between MR and the others
kukula Friday, 01 September 2017 09:29 AM
before that we need to know how Thajudeen died.And Lasantha, and several others.
Repenter Friday, 01 September 2017 09:49 AM
WHY IS EX MAHARAJA SO MUCH SCARED OF THE PRESENT MINISTER OF JUSTICE via DM Android App
Sugath Friday, 01 September 2017 09:55 AM
Mahinda has nothing to say to media. He is now acting like a child to cover himself and his brothers and sons too. They were involved in many unethical activities in his regime. That's the reason whole of Sri Lanka is corrupt now.
Snowy Friday, 01 September 2017 10:02 AM
Sorry sir, the majority of the peace loving public would like to see the Wasim Thajudeen murder investigated as the first priority. Sorry sir, you and your family will not like it.
ceylon Friday, 01 September 2017 10:10 AM
why not advice her to make prioity for long delay casess such as thajudeeneknaligodalasanthaetc... via DM Android App
TTBoy Friday, 01 September 2017 10:16 AM
These are the third class politicians unfortunately the people of Sri Lanka has appointed to be a President. Making comments on someone's dead brother is only done by only a third class uneducated person.
Perumal Friday, 01 September 2017 10:21 AM
True to his nature, now he is trying to drag Johnston et al into the scene.
Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Friday, 01 September 2017 10:34 AM
MR is trying to turn the direction of Madam Thalatha to avoid her taking action against his family members, he does know that she is a Iron lady, whom cannot be cheated.
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 01 September 2017 10:35 AM
Mahinda tell the world how Raviraj and Tharjudeen were brutally murdered?
Lion Viswanathan Friday, 01 September 2017 10:39 AM
MR why are you so scared about Madam Thalatha and when WR was there you were so silence.
S.T.M. Jabeer (Attorney-At-Law) Friday, 01 September 2017 10:41 AM
Mrs. Talatha won't receive any bribes Mahinda, no chance your family members are caught and trapped.
B.R.M. Benadict - (Attorney-at-Law) Friday, 01 September 2017 10:45 AM
MR seems to be very upset these days, after Madam Thalatha was made the Minister Of Justice.
Raj Friday, 01 September 2017 11:09 AM
Looks like MR ex-President knew something about the death of her brother!
palle Friday, 01 September 2017 06:53 PM
Everyone knows it.
Peter Friday, 01 September 2017 11:21 AM
HE SPECIALISES IN CONFUSING AND CREATING WAVES. FOOLISH MEDIA MEN THRUST MICROPHONES FOR HIM TALK SHOP.IS THIS RESPONSIBLE REPORTING SOMETHING HE NEVER ALLOWED
Silva Friday, 01 September 2017 11:38 AM
Is that some kind of threat you are making towards her!!?
Lanka Shantha Friday, 01 September 2017 12:36 PM
So here is the testimony.As per MR the Justice Minister can bring what ever cases the minister likes and and to send the other cases behind?
Brainmaster Friday, 01 September 2017 12:39 PM
Hello Thalatha Ironlady catch them catch them all via DM Android App
Renuka Friday, 01 September 2017 01:00 PM
MR seems to be very agitated recently since the appointment of Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala.
VJ Friday, 01 September 2017 01:18 PM
We also would like to know how Loku Athula died inside Temple Trees.
ananda Friday, 01 September 2017 02:24 PM
We will first see how Thajudeen died and the culprits sent to jail after the ongoing investigation. via DM Android App
ceylon Friday, 01 September 2017 03:18 PM
this lady frm her first media meeting revealed she is un qualified for the job.2 million had luck to left this criminals paradise.other 21 million are sufferinggod knows how long. via DM Android App
sanjeeva Friday, 01 September 2017 04:13 PM
surely he wasnt thrown into a kiln and burnt
ralahami Friday, 01 September 2017 05:57 PM
so you know what happened ? Please tell us
Victor Paranavitharane (former GA) Friday, 01 September 2017 05:58 PM
Kurunegala MP Rajapakshe, tell us to cover your family frauds how many millions you gave to Wijedasa?
Sunil Gamage Friday, 01 September 2017 06:03 PM
The day your son Namal and your brother Basil kept behind bars, you will learn who Thalatha is man? Till then wait...
Mason Friday, 01 September 2017 06:05 PM
MR, you can do the finding out yourself. Why are you chasing ghosts ?
Nelson Ratnaweera Friday, 01 September 2017 06:05 PM
Feel sorry to watch MR's face over the TV these days, its like a haunted house.... why? Fear? or...
Robert Gnanapala Friday, 01 September 2017 06:07 PM
Mahinda what is your problem now? Go and fell into Ranil's feet, he will pacify Thalatha.
Hautaum Friday, 01 September 2017 06:18 PM
Have you believed that. there are people still seeking loved ones were handed over your govt end of war 2009.
TONY Friday, 01 September 2017 06:28 PM
SHE MUST BE AWARE HOW HER BRO DIED. WHY DONT YOU TELL US HOW THAJUDEEN DIED
P. De. Silva - Canada Friday, 01 September 2017 06:47 PM
MR must be in fear and stress after the removal of justice minister. WR from all his duties and to be a back bencher in parliament . Just because his connections by delaying important cases to the government of corrupt politicians and past regime's family involvement's, in other hand he also a Rajapaksa from the same area , and must be a relative too . Why MR is giving like orders to newly appointed justice minister TA to find out and investigate about her brother's death , that means they are looking to make stories and slings mud at her . The government hasn't appointed her to finds out to take care of family matters as well as the loved ones and their political circle . To respect's the job and to do equal justice to the country and bring culprits to courts and to punished or to released according to the judgments . Hope she will be best and straightforward and correct one for the position . Good luck to the country and the people .
Lal Gunaratne (Astrologer) Friday, 01 September 2017 07:59 PM
Mahinda do you know the latest, until Namal, Basil and Weerawansa arrested and kept at Welikade, No elections...no elections....
Citizen Perera Friday, 01 September 2017 08:42 PM
MR has reached his second childishness.... (The seven stages of a man" from William Shakespeare's "As You Like It")
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