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Sniper rifle going missing is a serious matter: MR

24 September 2018 08:16 pm - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


If a sniper rifle belonging to the Police Department has gone missing it is a serious matter, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa told the media at his Carlton residence in Tangalle today after participating in a Poya Day programme.

"If such weapons go missing from institutions such as the Police it causes much concern because nobody knows against whom will be used. It is a dangerous situation when one hears the news that the President and the former defense secretary are to be assassinated. Why is no action being taken against the suspects when there is evidence about a plot to assassinate important personalities," Mr. Rajapaksa said.

He voiced concern about the rising value of the US dollar affecting the economy with car prices increasing and imported food items such as lentils and sugar costing more.

Mr. Rajapaksa said during his tenure these items were not imported.

"My government had built up buffer stocks of sugar which were not released to the market. This government lacks management skills. Urgent steps must be taken, by the Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance and other relevant government authorities to curtail the crisis situation," he said and added that the underworld was raising its head not only in the South but within the entire country. People are being killed every day and this government is helpless in stopping this situation.

Mr. Rajapaksa said the provincial council elections were in a quandary because hapazard changes are being introduced to please various political parties.

"Its a funny situation when the subject minister presents the PC elections Bill in Parliament and votes against it. Ranil Wickremesinghe has no clear plan and living in a world of make-believe," he said. (Anisha Manage)


  Comments - 24

  • Darmey Monday, 24 September 2018 08:20 PM

    Millions going disappeared during your tenture also a seriouse issue.

    Johngo Monday, 24 September 2018 09:14 PM

    What millions were those??

    Shameer Monday, 24 September 2018 10:21 PM


    DJ Monday, 24 September 2018 10:38 PM

    This is all a big show to gain sympathy for the president and Gota

    TONY Monday, 24 September 2018 10:44 PM


    Stardust Monday, 24 September 2018 10:53 PM

    He is looking very tired via DM Android App

    das Monday, 24 September 2018 11:09 PM

    What about the swords from the museum?

    Chanel Monday, 24 September 2018 11:12 PM

    Mr. President, you are worried about a weapon, dont you remember amount of people disappeared during your rule, you did nothing and because of that you lost the election as well, so please let the government to follow the process and find out what happen to the weapon.

    Sanjeewa Monday, 24 September 2018 11:21 PM

    What does police need sniper rifles for. It is common knowledge that armed forces used sniper rifles during the war especially in operations behind enemy lines. It is absurd for MR to claim that sniper rifles were not imported during his tenure.

    vasaliya Monday, 24 September 2018 11:40 PM

    hahaha....thousands of armed forces weapons donated to avant garde by Mr. Gotabhaya and some found even at BMICH during your time OK? Not one but thousands....what a shameless barefaced liar you are. Buffer stocks of sugar not was during your time that sugar went from 75 to 108. Petrol was 160....hope you remember.

    Dias Tuesday, 25 September 2018 12:01 AM

    I hope this is not a ledger account to settle debits

    Tom Pachaya Tuesday, 25 September 2018 12:22 AM

    Was the stolen Tsunami funds all that your family destroyed including the national national airline a less serious matter?

    vithura Tuesday, 25 September 2018 12:26 AM

    He was not worried about the disappearances of valuable human lives, but not comes out with this ridiculous statement.

    Antonius Abeywardane Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:14 AM

    how come the Defender vehical which was used in the killing of the rugger player was repainted twice. and no comment about it Mr. Rajepakse.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:55 AM

    White van disappearence is also a serious matter. Day light killings are much more serious matters. I dont understand how prople can talk like this.

    Tom Jones Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:55 AM

    Missing sniper rifle. Is the day of the jackol haunting you.

    Magul gedara Tuesday, 25 September 2018 03:46 AM

    Mahinda pissaPeople going missing from white van abductions during your regime was and is a more serious offence. We need capital punishment for people like you for white can abductions.

    Me Tuesday, 25 September 2018 01:54 PM

    have checked under your bed? Usually all state missing items are found there.

    srilankan Tuesday, 25 September 2018 01:54 PM

    Please leave him alone, atleast he is occupied!!!

    Mr X Tuesday, 25 September 2018 01:57 PM

    The lives of journalists going missing is also a serious issue

    idroos Tuesday, 25 September 2018 02:05 PM

    Whatever you may say .Now u r not relevant .day by day ur and your siblings and your first generation have become irrelevant . Answer for the millions lying in your front guys names invested At Marriott Dubai Mall

    laksiri Tuesday, 25 September 2018 04:17 PM


    Buddhist Tuesday, 25 September 2018 04:29 PM

    How many guns and snipers vanished through Avonguard? Was Mahinda sleeping at that time?

    Ceylon Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:37 PM

    daily killings using guns.he is talking one gun has gone he drunk?.he has no idea what he talking about.there are thousands or even tens of thousands guns in criminals hands.who don't know it?.seems only he does'nt know it.

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