A team of volunteers to provide security for Gota

5 August 2019 01:03 am - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has decided to create a separate volunteer team for the security of former secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is tipped to be its presidential candidate at the upcoming election.

A spokesman for the SLPP said that this force will be formed by recruiting 50 retired officers of the security forces and the officers who had relinquished duties legally. The main responsibility of this force will be to assist his official security squad during the elections.

He said the security provided by the government to him is insufficient and the party officials have focused their attention to implementing a special security programme to ensure his security. Awareness has been created among the all party organisers about this security arrangement. The army officers who served with Gotabaya Rajapaksa have expressed their willingness to join this security programme voluntarily. According to SLPP sources, Yoshitha Rajapaksa who is the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is making necessary arrangements in this regard. (Sujith Hewajulige)

  Comments - 16

  • City Monday, 05 August 2019 10:05 AM

    So if gota is the president....yoshita defence secretary.

    Mm Monday, 05 August 2019 10:07 AM

    Let the games behind!

    Sam Monday, 05 August 2019 10:27 AM

    Of course White Van employees need some work and employment

    Lion Monday, 05 August 2019 11:15 AM

    Can v vote for him? Man who used his powers to built memorials for his parents using money of the people.Doing every thing possible to escape justice. Crushed people who criticize him.Can we entrust this country to man like him?

    Abey Monday, 05 August 2019 11:16 AM

    Already building up an army of hangers on to do his bidding - legal, illegal and para-military.

    Dam Monday, 05 August 2019 11:25 AM

    Drama... who want's to kill him... actually he the danger to anyone criticizing or challenging

    Billy silva Monday, 05 August 2019 11:33 AM

    White van squad this is the beginning. We are not fools GR

    Sammy Monday, 05 August 2019 11:37 AM

    Hope there is no thuggery

    Nalin Perera Monday, 05 August 2019 11:41 AM

    For sure will be cheap, third grade thugs.

    june macapagal Monday, 05 August 2019 11:46 AM

    So the killers are teaming up again.

    Dilshan de silva Monday, 05 August 2019 11:51 AM

    hey Can I join too.. Im from Ratupaswela

    SKM Monday, 05 August 2019 12:01 PM

    Coming colours are showing! Who are hoping to vote for him make a note.

    Bule Monday, 05 August 2019 12:24 PM

    Pls keep away from retired military personnel and corrupted govt officials, politicians of former regime.. If not, you will become another disrespected Head of a State. Just a humble request.

    Kusal Monday, 05 August 2019 12:44 PM

    Wonder what this coward is so afraid of? He's supposed to have eradicated terrorism.

    Monica De Alwis Monday, 05 August 2019 12:49 PM

    Wonder if this is legal. Will they be allowed to carry weapons? And, be allowed to search civilians and control traffic for the VVIP's safe passage? Wouldn't this be a Private Army?

    roland boniface Monday, 05 August 2019 01:01 PM

    How about some from the Welikada prison.

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