Update: MPs want written assurance

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UPFA MP T.B. Ekanayake who is one of the MPs carrying out the protest said it would not be called off until President Maithripala Sirisena assured them in writing of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s safety and security.

The protesting MPs handed over a petition signed by them to Public Order Minister John Amaratunga urging a written assurance from the President.

“We are awaiting the minister’s response,” Mr. Ekanayake said.  

A group of United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MPs earlier staged a protest inside the Parliament chamber against the Bribery Commission’s move to summon former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to record statements over an allegation against him.

The allegation levelled against the former President was that he had bribed a ministerial post to former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake for his cross over.  

MPs Nimal Siripala de Silva, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Dinesh Gunawardane and Wimal Weerawansa were among those who protested against the Commission’s move.    

The Prime Minister however assured that adequate security would be provided to Mr. Rajapaksa and he had been summoned only to a record a statement. (YP & LSP)

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  • Prem Nath Monday, 20 April 2015 01:59 PM

    No one is above the law,neither is MS,who crossed over too.

    Thilani Sunday, 26 April 2015 04:07 PM

    This is Sri Lankan politics, where egoistic assholes get in to power through lies and manipulation in order to gain their own wealth and power. As if any of these in JVP, UNP, or MR regime gave a shit about the country.

    Thomas Ranger Monday, 20 April 2015 11:23 AM

    Why, are these two rogues above the law ?

    JJ Monday, 20 April 2015 07:52 PM

    These are pigs at the garbage bin waiting for scraps to be thrown at them by Alibaba. What a bunch of moronic lunatics we have in this picture.

    Krisnan Monday, 20 April 2015 11:24 AM

    We did vote to punished this bunch of robbers headed by the former president. Give us chance to vote at Parliamentary election remove this bunch of cancers. Thanks for government keeping law in place

    Darm Monday, 20 April 2015 07:57 PM

    Yahapalana jokers have no substance. Only way they can continue to fool the 60 lakhs is to sign the corruption and bribery songs written by INGOs and western masters.

    Whity Monday, 20 April 2015 11:24 AM

    Who does these jokers think they are. Everyone is equal in front of law.

    Fair N Square Monday, 20 April 2015 07:58 PM

    YES ! pparliament is a place where legislation is made... These idiots want a person who has swindled the country big time to be safeguarded... well thenRanils people also may ask for protection for Mahendran of Central bank..does it mean he would be provided security? These idiots should be hauled by their collar and taken to the police and then to jail ..None is above teh law...NOT even an Ex president. !

    Patriot Monday, 20 April 2015 11:29 AM

    No one is above the law! MR must be brought before the Bribery Commission.

    Ranjith Abeywickreme Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:38 AM

    That would be decided by the competent authorities and the people., if you have nothing to hide, go ahead and comply the law, law should be and applied equal to all citizens and should be separated with any past merits or demerits as it’s about serious allegation which the citizens have a fundamental right to know! Facing an allegation isn’t a crime, but hiding is!

    MightyAnt Monday, 20 April 2015 11:33 AM

    Alibaba in and the Thieves are in turmoil.

    Sincere Monday, 20 April 2015 08:01 PM

    Morons!

    Man Monday, 20 April 2015 11:35 AM

    Why have they got so frightened if all of them not robbed the public wealth ?

    Parakum Monday, 20 April 2015 11:36 AM

    I am happy and enjoying every moment - Prabakaran (ooops hope you folks still remember I existed)

    Fair N Square Monday, 20 April 2015 08:05 PM

    YES !!!!they all need to be dragged like the dogs they are... by the colar and kicked in their butt and jailed... WE the people voted fpr yaha Palanaya not tolet these rouges to hide behind MR so their crimes wouldnt be exposed.. DUMB TWITS...

    Raiden Monday, 20 April 2015 11:40 AM

    Horu samaga heluwen

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 20 April 2015 11:41 AM

    Of course, the 40 thieves would not want their Ali Baba to be questioned.

    shiku Monday, 20 April 2015 08:09 PM

    these idiots should be kicked out of parliament via DM Android App

    Dinesh Monday, 20 April 2015 11:44 AM

    Govt is trying to insult MR targeting elections. Yahapalana govt is scared of MR.

    sss Monday, 20 April 2015 04:56 PM

    they are surprised because prior to this no politician or official has been investigated after a government change and they were allowed to keep their loot. Understandably MR

    Janajaya Monday, 20 April 2015 11:47 AM

    අපේ බදු මුදලින් ජීවත් වන මෝඩ රැල.

    Clown Monday, 20 April 2015 11:49 AM

    Muppet show by the Opposition. What are they protesting against ?

    Appuhamy Monday, 20 April 2015 11:53 AM

    Your tax money at work.....

    Mason Monday, 20 April 2015 11:53 AM

    Does the statement by the PM mean that no action would be taken against MR.

    Yohan Monday, 20 April 2015 05:04 PM

    57 lakhs MR voters will have serious thoughts over their next voting..

    JJ Monday, 20 April 2015 11:55 AM

    MR is a cancer that needs to be weeded out once and for all.

    Kalpesh Monday, 20 April 2015 08:38 PM

    I find it very difficult to understand this lot of MPs who want MR back to rule and ruin us. Under MY3 rule so far we see lot of changes. We are moving into democracy. Life is better in terms of freedom and expression. There is less public expenditure. There is no family rule. Under MR rule none of these lot got up and spoke against MR.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 20 April 2015 08:48 PM

    Birds of a feather flock together.

    Gobson Monday, 20 April 2015 11:58 AM

    Opposition under a few feet of mud due to another land slide this morning.

    Awije Monday, 20 April 2015 02:34 PM

    Dittadharma wedneeya karma

    Maryse Monday, 20 April 2015 05:09 PM

    One for all and All for one

    tikiri bandara Monday, 20 April 2015 08:55 PM

    Ali Baba is about to be given legal justice, Thieves are reacting....

    Sincere Monday, 20 April 2015 09:06 PM

    Ooh my goodness. Now I understand the reason why they are so afraid. They know the moment one is summoned by the BC he will be bitten by a poisonous snake. It so happened in the past to a guy. He is also seated here.

    H.D.Gunaratne Monday, 20 April 2015 02:53 PM

    They fear that if MR leads a section of the SLFP and contests the next election none of their M.Ps. will have a chance of getting reelected. Average voter is not concerned about the so called allegations of robbing the nation. They still love him for eradicating terrorism. So his group will definitely get about 50 seats. Present witch hunting is done to prevent him from coming to politics again.

    Dee Monday, 20 April 2015 05:28 PM

    What security? Bunch of monkeys in sunglasses riding several defenders driving at breakneck speed as if the world is crumbling behind them?

    Upul Monday, 20 April 2015 09:32 PM

    Why are they requesting safety and security for Mahinda Rajapakse? He is not going to disappear when in BC. Disappearing happened to people who went against them during their regime (White van syndrome).

    Nimal Monday, 20 April 2015 05:30 PM

    CHECK OUT ALL THE IDIOTS WE VOTED INTO PARLIAMENT!

    Dee Monday, 20 April 2015 05:31 PM

    So saving a drowning woman is an excuse for the saviour to continuously rape her?

    verita Monday, 20 April 2015 03:06 PM

    what do you think these moda rela is doing? are these iditots badly needed by maitripala govt NO.. are they educated ?.passed not even grade 8 . Ranil is educated far superior to mahinda. HAIL THE ELECTION. . WE WANT A UNP RULED GOVT. EVEN WITH JVP AND HELA URUMAYA AND SAMBANDAN GROUP..NO CHANCE FOR ALIBABA AND HORU 40.

    rupi Monday, 20 April 2015 09:39 PM

    Its the LAW.

    Ryan Monday, 20 April 2015 12:39 PM

    balamu balamu koti heththa mokatada enne kiyala

    Fassey Monday, 20 April 2015 12:43 PM

    These jokers are not ahamed protesting against democracy. MR is not above law. 40 thieves are trying hard to protect Ali baba.

    luckyweeramantry Monday, 20 April 2015 05:49 PM

    THE UNWANTED GENERATION

    MightyAnt Monday, 20 April 2015 10:07 PM

    I am jumping up and down and happy. I am no Diaspora or Terrorist support. I have rouges small or big. The is a big fish. Now we have to get him.

    Nawaz Dawood Monday, 20 April 2015 10:17 PM

    Mind your language Mr. When have you become a judge. This is something we wanted to rectify in Yakapalanaya. Not to accuse people on hearsay gossip but level proper charges and convict them.

    Sri Wickrama Monday, 20 April 2015 03:23 PM

    It is high time to resort to the same action taken in connection with General Sarath Fonseka by MR.

    Aiyo Sirisena Monday, 20 April 2015 10:23 PM

    What is Law? It is what is passed by the legislature and signed in to law by the head of state and the executive. In 1977 I think then President JR Jayawhardhana signed into law that a President cannot be contested or charged for any action taken by him during his time as President. So for everyone who is questioning if MR is above the law need to realize that intact thanks to JR, MR is above the law for matters that concern his duration as president.

    Jim Brown Monday, 20 April 2015 10:26 PM

    Kohedha yana hl paruwo tikak

    QC.wijeratne Monday, 20 April 2015 03:27 PM

    Without just sitting on the floor in protest, help the poor buggers by sending a white van to travel to bribery commissioners office..

    de silva Monday, 20 April 2015 03:28 PM

    HE WAS THE PRESIDENT UNTIL MIDNIGHT JANUARY 8TH BUT NO MORE.HE CAN BE SUMMONED TO BC,COURTS AND JAILED ALSO.THE TIME HAS CHANGED.THIS IS YAHAPALANA,NOT GAWAPALANAYA.WHEN SARATH FONSEKA WAS SLAPPED,BEATEN WHERE WERE THESE PROTESTERS.THEY ALL SHOULD BE DEALT IN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION

    karma Monday, 20 April 2015 05:58 PM

    Diaspora and Terrorist sympathizers jumping up and down like monkeys.

    Fool Monday, 20 April 2015 10:28 PM

    You are 100% correct de silva, He was president till midnight of the 8th and according to the LAW which his excellency JR Jayawhardhana signed into law along with the current constitution of Sri Lanka he cannot be brought in front of any court or commission for issues concerning the time period when he was in power

    Horamanis Monday, 20 April 2015 01:03 PM

    Bima indagaththata hari yanne naha.... kawa nam bila gewanna wei......

    Gamini Monday, 20 April 2015 03:41 PM

    Crooks were trying to safe their headman

    Joothipaala Monday, 20 April 2015 03:41 PM

    no assurance for forthcoming election.

    TONY Monday, 20 April 2015 10:40 PM

    SWITCH OFF ALL THE LIGHTS AND AIR CONDITIONERS AS PARLIAMENT IS ADJOURNED. ORDER BY TAX PAYERS

    Mason Monday, 20 April 2015 06:06 PM

    There is no love lost between these guys and MR. MR has to be their leader if they have to retain seats in the new parliament. So, all this fuss by this miserly crowd.

    kondaya77 Monday, 20 April 2015 10:45 PM

    They are all running scared! Something to hide! these are the crooks our Sri Lankan voters elect.

    TONY Monday, 20 April 2015 10:45 PM

    ALL DISCARDS OF SLFP. THEY WILL BE WRITTEN (PACKED) OFF AT THE NEXT ELECTIONS

    luckyweeramantry Monday, 20 April 2015 06:09 PM

    The Rogues Are Seated For All To See

    kolitha herath Monday, 20 April 2015 01:13 PM

    This shows their immaturity and ignorance. They should be sent back to the kindergarten so that they can start their education all over again.

    luckyweeramantry Monday, 20 April 2015 06:10 PM

    Send Them To The Zoo

    luckyweeramantry Monday, 20 April 2015 06:12 PM

    Doing The Dirty Work For Ali Baba

    REALPATRIAT Monday, 20 April 2015 10:52 PM

    LAW IS COMMON FOR ALL. ........NOBODY IS ABOVE LAW IN JUSTICE via DM Android App

    luckyweeramantry Monday, 20 April 2015 06:13 PM

    The Educated Rogues

    MightyAnt Monday, 20 April 2015 01:24 PM

    Ha Ha Ha. No the Tiger talk, What a joker. The war and the Tiger song is no more top hits.

    MightyAnt Monday, 20 April 2015 01:28 PM

    Miss the joker with the goats face "point of order"! .

    Dayan Monday, 20 April 2015 01:40 PM

    Do not worry guys. You also will get your tern soon.

    Dilanr Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:17 AM

    Koti , Ryan im sure your living in a different country. Why bring up unwanted topics. You should be ashamed man.

    Nims Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:17 AM

    Anyone who has committed an offense must be brought to book. If not tomorrow these MPs will ask for a written statement from the President for the safety of Duminda Silva.

    john Monday, 20 April 2015 01:46 PM

    Use the law and order against these rogues.

    curiousKat Monday, 20 April 2015 04:15 PM

    What a joke! Old habits die hard I guess! a bunch of fools, who have always done nothing better than waste the valuable time of the parliment.

    Abraham Monday, 20 April 2015 04:15 PM

    No! He means the security that was given to MR will remain even if he is summoned to BC. If MR found guilty the security will remain for his family protection, but slightly reduced.

    Kanna H.U. Monday, 20 April 2015 07:01 PM

    Nop..... ! Uneducated Rouges.

    hemsfa Monday, 20 April 2015 01:49 PM

    Look at the size of their pot bellies. Can hardly get up once seated. All of them belong in jail.

    Kanna H.U. Monday, 20 April 2015 07:03 PM

    Rouges protecting Rouges.....

    ratne Monday, 20 April 2015 04:18 PM

    wimal weeraswansaGo for a Maranthika >Upawasayak,Our country will be minus a modawansa

    Saman Monday, 20 April 2015 07:03 PM

    "අපේ බදු මුදලින් ජීවත් වන මෝඩ රැල." I am fully agree with you

    Shan Monday, 20 April 2015 04:23 PM

    Lock all these protesters inside until elections are over.

    lankaputhra Monday, 20 April 2015 07:40 PM

    HORU WENUVEN HORU!!!


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