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Gammanpila, first victim of govt.’s political hunt: Wimal

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The National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader and Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa today interpreted MP Udaya Gammanpila, who was on Saturday arrested and remanded, as the first victim of the government’s political mission to hunt leaders of the Joint Opposition.

While condemning Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Gammanpila’s arrest on behalf of the Joint Opposition, he said it was a planned act and alleged the arrest was made on a false complaint over an incident happened seventeen years ago.

He said the government has begun its hunting mission of those who oppose the government.

“This anti-public government has weakened the national security in the country while creating a healthy atmosphere for separatism to raise its head again. On the other hand, the economy of the country is falling down and a heavy tax burden has been leveled on the public. A strong opposition against the government has already formed in the country. Therefore, the government is attempting to silence the opposition leaders who are leading the anti-government campaign with the people,” MP Weerawansa said.

He further said that Opposition Leaders like MP Udaya Gammanpila were educating the public about the possible dangerous situation which the country will be facing and that was why the government has attempted to prevent him.

He also called all the parties and individuals who are on the side of ‘democracy’ to rally together against the political hunt. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • Perumal Monday, 20 June 2016 03:46 PM

    Wimal, just tell us what is political about selling someone else's shares fraudulently and obtaining passports by providing false information?

    sam Monday, 20 June 2016 07:17 AM

    without knowing about the case don't speak about stuff you don't know of

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 20 June 2016 06:10 PM

    During your regime you too did similar thing. Can you remember what your boss did to S.F. ?

    pearson Monday, 20 June 2016 07:48 AM

    I totally agree Manel. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.

    NR Monday, 20 June 2016 09:06 AM

    prof is now confusing as next in the top of the list via DM iOS App

    daily boru Monday, 20 June 2016 11:11 AM

    PP wimale, did you forget the other rogues before him?

    Roman Monday, 20 June 2016 11:34 AM

    what the heck is 8889 ???

    TJ Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:01 PM

    If this is a political witch hunt, Then you will be the next.

    Manel Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:03 PM

    Don't worry your turn will too come for plundering poor people's money.

    Lakmal Kahawela Monday, 20 June 2016 12:01 PM

    Isaac Newton's third law:For every action, there is an equal and opposite reactin. So Mr weera wanna wait until you get your turn.

    rahul misra Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:16 PM

    He came ,He stole ,He got caught .What political witch hunt you're talking about?

    TONY Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:18 PM

    ACCORDING TO WW GETTING CAUGHT AFTER COMMITTING A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IS DEEMED POLITICAL HUNT. IT WAS A SHAME THAT RW SAVED HIM WHEN HE WAS CAUGHT RED HANDED AT THE AIRPORT TRYING TO FLY WITH FALSE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

    TONY Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:21 PM

    AFTER 17 YEARS.... WHAT TO DO BOY DO YOU KNOW THAT.CRIME DOES NOT PAY

    HLD Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:23 PM

    Extremism, Racism, Hatredism towards community, and Dividism on ethnic angle have caused Sri Lanka fortune. Country as a whole will not tolerate such individuals Enough of such characters Live Peacefully.

    tissa Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:26 PM

    If nothing wrong has been done why do you say that was a political hunt? You must proveyour inventory at the courts. via DM Android App

    Lemon Puff Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:42 PM

    Seventeen years or hundred years crime is a crime

    Gintota Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:56 PM

    Then please do the justice to the 60000 youths murdered in 88-89 era. via DM Android App

    Shelley. Sunday, 19 June 2016 06:00 PM

    Wansa terribly upset. But the team leader is safe. Sinhaya looking both sides. Tution master seekIng hara kIri. Look at the men wh via DM Android App

    Sharon Sunday, 19 June 2016 06:23 PM

    8889 is needed to be revisited. There was a judgment to remove civic rights of RW via DM iOS App

    sunil Sunday, 19 June 2016 06:39 PM

    he is criticising the court it's a contempt of court , must me deal legally straight away

    ananda Sunday, 19 June 2016 06:46 PM

    This fraud was committed during your time in the government. No action was then taken against the fraudster. You be ready for the next intake. via DM Android App

    tomsam Sunday, 19 June 2016 07:03 PM

    what about your wife and you ; the cheaters and forging birth certificates and bogus passports!Disgraceful politicos who should be locked up and keys thrown into Indian ocean.

    haris Sunday, 19 June 2016 07:25 PM

    If it is true his and his wife's arrest were right.

    Ananda Sunday, 19 June 2016 07:27 PM

    Trying to quote the witch of the West.

    das Sunday, 19 June 2016 07:46 PM

    What they got was justice for engaging in terrorism

    Kappa Sunday, 19 June 2016 07:50 PM

    So in other words if this is the first political witch hunt arresting Basil Yoshitha and even Wimal himself is for the crimes which they committed. invariably he is confirming and accepting that they all committed crimes. via DM iOS App

    Ex President Sunday, 19 June 2016 08:01 PM

    onna onna baya wela via DM Android App


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