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Ready to provide security to Gota if he requests: PM

18 September 2018 10:23 pm - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government would provide police security to former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa if he requested.

He told parliament that if Mr. Rajapaksa thinks that his life was at risk, he could request for security.

"As I know, we may have to provide him security due to the rift in the joint opposition. Do not try to gain political advantages from this incident," he said.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said he was surprised that opposition members who were silent when the common candidate's security was removed during the presidential election, were now bothering about the President's security.

He said both he and the President had ordered an investigation into the incident.

"CID will inform us on actions to be taken after the investigations. There is an investigation going on and we cannot reveal all the details right now," he said.(Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 19

  • Unchikun Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:02 AM

    Oh! There is no need for any additional security for your Rajapaksas. You have been talking good care of them and also nice comedy shows. Waiting to send you and you buddies to the bin at the next election.

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:52 PM

    Mr. P.M. - If any Sri Lankan citizen's life is under threat do you provide security.

    ANTON Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:18 AM


    Ram Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:54 AM

    You all will never reveal any how you all hide the list of names who took money from Aloysius.....GR does not need to think whether there is a threat or not, the state intelligence should know it better. What ever said and done we all are living in peace today because of the 2 Rajapakse's and my gratitude to them will always prevail.....and its our responsibility as the citizens of this country to protect them in return.

    Ghost Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:05 AM

    Gota is a citizen of this country and a prominent one, if his life is under threat it's the govt's duty to provide him the necessary security.

    Ceylon Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:30 AM

    He once abindenrd the lanka and became u s citizen.why us dont provide security for its citizen?.now his loyalty for america.

    Dhammika Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:38 PM


    SL Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:21 AM

    This man is a nut,the way he speak at the parliament is no better than DIGs .He has a history of supporting to kill opponents ,not one or two yet in thousands.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:35 AM

    Nobody needs to "ask" for security and get it, the law is that even if a person asks for security the threat needs to be analyzed whether true and then a decision made.

    GoodOne Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:44 AM

    Well, isn't this the same police who being accused for this murder plotting? Fox to guard the chicks!. Yikes..... :)

    johan Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:13 AM

    This may be just to cover up their corruptions and trying to get some sympathies. Rajapakses are very clever in manipulating and making stories

    Youre right Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:08 PM

    Agreed with this, pretty sure this is just another story to change directions from all their lies, murders and corruptions.

    tudor Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:31 AM

    does this US citizen get any security in his home country America

    Rhonda Taylor Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:44 AM

    What more do you want to do Mr. PMProvide security to the murderers??You are making yourself a joke in this beautiful country of ours. Why don't you and the Rajapakse's all get lost???

    Thariq Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:26 PM

    You all are crooks, you guys destroyed our country ever since the British left, i wish you all will burn in the hell fire...Our fellow citizens doesn't have the brain if not you guys would have long gone..

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:37 PM

    We have had our leaders assassinated by a monk and a terrorist respectively and we don't want to see any more of this in our country. Arrest the suspects right now and do an impartial and thorough investigation, if proved prosecute and punish all those involved. Act now!

    Ranjith Sam Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:57 PM

    I live overseas. As I read the sentiments expressed in this DM forum , I wonder why Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe is still in power. Your Uncle , JR was clever. You are just a dud politician picked up and groomed by him to head the UNP just to keep things within the family. The world has changed multiple times since JR . Remember when you promise something to the people ,you must do it. Before the election you portrayed the Rajapakses as enemy of the people but after your election as PM , he is your buddy. Disgraceful governance.The voters will show the way at the next election.

    Crocodile Security Wednesday, 19 September 2018 01:10 PM

    Why do we need to PROVIDE protection to him, the right word here is; we didn't get any protection FROM HIM, whilst they were on the helm!! Someone tell me that there is a crocodile tank somewhere, someone out is breeding for pleasure of feeding the reptiles with human specie please!!!

    Rasika Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:08 PM

    Mr.Bean , Why Mr.Hitler need protection from you he can give you protection ha ha ha ha

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