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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that ‘there is no reason yet’ for him to enter the present parliament, although many members have offered their seats in order to make way for his entry.

Mr. Rajapaksa made these remarks after a meeting with lawyers at the Narahenpita Abhayaramaya on last night.

He also said the current government was on a media blitz, by questioning his staff members among whom were senior citizens.

“This government has nothing better to do and are questioning and intimidating my former staff members. These include those above 60 years and they walk out of these questionings in tears,” he said.

Many officials who held top posts during the Rajapaksa regime, including former Treasury Secretary P.B Jayasundara, former Secretary to the President Lalith Weerathunga and Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Cabraal were questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

“It’s good for media as well because it has one news in the morning and by evening there is another. They seem to be enjoying it,” the former President said.(Indika Sri Aravinda)

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  • Nims Friday, 03 April 2015 11:43 AM

    Common man, if you can read and understand these feedback, please go home and relax

    Nande Friday, 03 April 2015 11:45 AM

    Publicyou are too ignorant to write comments this way. via DM Android App

    Tomsam Sunday, 05 April 2015 05:38 PM

    Please come bAck but NOT to templet trees to further plunder but Wellikade as state guest for life

    J J Pathiwille Friday, 03 April 2015 08:54 AM

    Pls return MR

    J J Pathiwille Friday, 03 April 2015 08:54 AM

    Pls return MR

    Public Thursday, 02 April 2015 05:56 PM

    We are so sorry Mr. President. Please come back, we need you remove these monkey from the control room.

    Kari silva Friday, 03 April 2015 02:47 AM

    MR is now basically an Oxygen thief..not worth being on this planet...BUT must be tried and punished for his wrong doings...

    Bala Thursday, 02 April 2015 05:58 PM

    The gumption and his ability to twist things to get sympathy.What about all those others under 60 questioned. In any case those who did these things in their sixties and should have known better.

    nihal Friday, 03 April 2015 09:28 AM

    If an un-justice happened to SF , why people not voted in as Prez

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 02 April 2015 06:16 PM

    At least under this regime it is only questioning. Under your regime what happened to SF, Lasantha, Taraki, CJ43, Raviraj, Frederica, Ekneligoda, Kumar Ponnambalam and many many more....

    sri lankan Thursday, 02 April 2015 06:28 PM

    You need treatment and counselling. All what this government need is just one piece of good solid evidence of your wealth and you know the rest.

    gamaraala Thursday, 02 April 2015 06:31 PM

    Surprised and disappointed to observe your line of thinking here. You have also failed to realise that some people are taking you for a major ride. Who is advising you on all this ?

    gamaraala Thursday, 02 April 2015 06:36 PM

    Working on a faulty and stupid assumption that. 50.00001% of voters will vote for him next time..

    K. C. John Thursday, 02 April 2015 06:45 PM

    Ha ha! The clown is unstoppable! He had no qualms in having aged grandmothers harassed when he had power. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, he has the gall to complain! Only imbeciles will take him seriously.

    famine bird around Thursday, 02 April 2015 07:01 PM

    famine bird arround

    mario Friday, 03 April 2015 10:04 AM

    Public you fool what are you sorry about. When this crook made others cry by his acts when he was in power did you no feel sorry for those people. Hypocrite.

    sam Friday, 03 April 2015 05:30 AM

    what a joke?

    Ganesha Friday, 03 April 2015 10:10 AM

    Do you mean senior citizens are above the law and they should be venerated although they have looted enormously and led the country into abyss in connivance with your blatant and brazen presidential immunity that is tantamount to your blunders ?So you and your gang is answerable as you tortured almost everybody mentally and physically.

    sudek Thursday, 02 April 2015 07:32 PM

    He is in a desperate situation now........... he lost billions of earnings, wealth, reputation etc in hours. A person of this calibre who lived in luxury cannot bear such loss. When Chandrika and JR left after their terms, at least they stayed respectfully. But look at him. He wants to prove that he is still in the political scene. In Sri Lanka politicians are not for people even and no difference in other Asian countries. All are in the same boat....No existence of politicians who could actually serve to people...the disappeared decades ago.

    Observer Thursday, 02 April 2015 07:43 PM

    Please wait for an auspicious time!

    sataro Friday, 03 April 2015 06:03 AM

    U will also tears very soon .Not only ur followers .dhanno dhanithi. via DM Android App

    dinnaga Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:01 PM

    Jail! before Parliament

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:05 PM

    From your face we could see lot of bad signs.

    perera Friday, 03 April 2015 06:11 AM

    What makes you to think that people like you? We have had enough of your abuse MR.do not get humiliated onceagain

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:06 PM

    It there is no reason to enter the Parliament, stay at home

    Cobra Friday, 03 April 2015 06:22 AM

    How could a king become a court jester?????

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:07 PM

    Are you still greedy for power? Enough man, enough.... public curse will set upon you soon.

    Horri Jimonis Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:09 PM

    You earned everything illegally, cheating the poor mass. You will have to reap the harvest master !!!! no escape.

    J Palitha Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:10 PM

    No one will respect you now sir, as you are labelled as a No. 1 culprit who played out SriLanka left

    T.A.KUMAAR Friday, 03 April 2015 06:28 AM

    We all know that now you are shedding crocodile tears But when you were in that seat you always attacked and killed them.Please do not come with your sympathy talk.

    Sandy Friday, 03 April 2015 06:42 AM

    Your contribution for the development of Sri Lanka is appreciated by the nation.

    Podi Appuhamy Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:51 PM

    Sir, you think without your leadership our country cannit move forward. Cant you see democracy in the country. Press has the freedom now. There is no white vans. During your 10 year leadership how many well known journailsts were killed. You treated Sarath Fonseka like a criminal. I have no soft corner for you. Go and check your brain now.

    Waco Friday, 03 April 2015 06:50 AM

    People will never forgive you for what you did to Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka.

    Podiseeya Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:02 PM

    Reading his comments, I was wondering whether to laugh or cry! On second thoughts, I prefer first.

    mithra Thursday, 02 April 2015 10:00 PM

    I do.nt understand why journalists do not ask him about some particular wrong doings he or his regime people have done in the recent past. For.eg.about what wrong things he had done 3 months ago during election campaign. Then public will see his response and realize that - a wolf in sheep hide.I do not understand why journalists and others still fear him.He is nothing more than an ordinary citizen but living at our expense.With this media show he is given unnecessary admiration and wrong publicity to him.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 03 April 2015 11:37 AM

    Thank God for small mercies! Wonder why this man still wants to get back into the Parliament. It is just like a boy who has already graduated wanting to sit for the Grade Five scholarship.


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