Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that what Sri Lanka needed in the future is a brave leadership that loved its people.
Addressing an event held at the Vihara Mahadevi Park in Colombo to mark the second-month anniversary of the Easter Sunday attack, Mr. Rajapaksa said the incumbent leaders had shied away from taking the responsibility of the attacks.
“Not a single statement was made from the government assuring that such terror attacks would not repeat. If there's anyone with an iota of knowledge of terrorism in this government, it is Sarath Fonseka, the former army commander. He says this threat cannot be eradicated easily and will get worse if things continue the way it is,” he said.
He said because of the terrorist activities of a handful of people, the entire Muslim community suffered today.
“They are being looked at suspiciously. I believe the Muslim community is the most affected by this. They have a responsibility, Muslim leaders and religious leaders, to go for the rehabilitation of people with extremist ideologies. Only they can end this. The government has already given up,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said they were ready to face any election and added a government of theirs would give the priority to ensure the safety of all Sri Lankans. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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Comments - 11
VJ Sunday, 23 June 2019 09:28 AM
Very true, hope you are not talking about yourself.
Mark Sunday, 23 June 2019 09:37 AM
We as citizens of this country knows very well who we need as a leader. But not defenitly you or your brothers or your spoilt kids..
Garawi Sunday, 23 June 2019 10:43 AM
Hahahaha, ' the second-month anniversary' !
What a joke !
ANTON Sunday, 23 June 2019 10:44 AM
....... WE NEED AN OPPOSITION LEADER WHO CAN FIND REMEDIES RATHER THAN FAULTS.
Mason Master Sunday, 23 June 2019 11:30 AM
Do you know anyone which would be a good leader and love the people of this country??
Manoj Sunday, 23 June 2019 02:47 PM
Dear Mahinda Rajapaksa
You were the precident of my mother nation of Sri Lanka for about 10 years. After defeating and winning the 30 plus years old war with ruthless LTTE, we people of Sri Lanka believed and trusted you, and were ready to let you govern the country for another 20 years, anticipating that you will resolve most of the internal issues which were exist for so long without any solution, such as resttlement, economy, infrastructure, education etc etc.
But unfortunately, while you were in power your team/ party people played dirty in every single possible way to loot the country, plan and execute communal riots, law and order was used like their own property, discrimination and whatever is possible way to make you and your team to, stay in power by putting the whole nation under your feet by arrogance and forced fear and panic.
You really lost your credibility because of the people around you.
We are not ready to trust you once again and handover our nation. Sorry
P Guna Sunday, 23 June 2019 05:11 PM
Yes we are also looking for one but couldn’t find yet
Channa Sunday, 23 June 2019 06:57 PM
@Mark , Really , we remember you guys made M3 president , there after he and his friends ruined the country.
Voter Sunday, 23 June 2019 07:04 PM
Country needs brave leadership who loves the people AND NOT ONE WHO LOVES POWER AND THE COUNTRY's WEALTH.
Man Monday, 24 June 2019 09:10 AM
@Channa; So My3 involved in the Bond scams and Ranil, Ravi, etc. Fantastic judgment so you shall file a case, without wasting time, further.
Yamuna Ranaweera Monday, 24 June 2019 03:51 PM
Whether you like or not ine of the Rajapaksha clan will be our next president No alternative
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