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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday charged that many Parliamentarians, even those who were within government ranks, had abstained from voting for the VAT Bill on Wednesday (27), as this ‘Yahapalanaya’ government was not listening to anyone but doing things in a dictatorial manner.

“It is clear that there are concerns even from the government ranks. These members are afraid to vote against this bill in Parliament, fearing they would be punished by the party's hierarchy if they do,” the former President said in reply to a question from media posed to him as he emerged from a meeting in Galle.

 

Speaking further, the former President remarked “by now everyone knows who the guilty parties are in the CB bond scam after the release of the COPE report. Even the UNP members have accepted the report now that it has been proved. The company responsible may be charged for this act. He referred to the VAT bill and said that even the health services had not been spared. They could have taken over the millions they proclaim I have stashed away and avoided this VAT Amendment Bill. This government has no humanitarian values. They do not understand the people’s difficulties and their wants. We have been saying for a long time that National security should be strengthened. In order to do this they have to activate intelligence units, establish army camps and also strengthen the police and the security aparatus.( Nimal Algewatta-Habaraduwa)

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  • Nilhan Jayawardene Friday, 28 October 2016 04:42 AM

    When he was in govt every thing was done to benefit his administration. Did not cared for the people, now finding fault with present administration, should remember at least people walk about with out tention and fear.

    Don Friday, 28 October 2016 05:32 AM

    It takes one to know one. via DM Android App

    Jude Friday, 28 October 2016 05:54 AM

    If anyone knows Fully about Doctorial Manners, it would be MR !!! No doubt!!!!!

    C.K.Lsnkaputhra. Friday, 28 October 2016 05:56 AM

    Dictator speaks.

    Barney Friday, 28 October 2016 06:15 AM

    Pot : " hey kettle, you're black!! "

    Yeti Friday, 28 October 2016 06:18 AM

    Look who's talking about dictatorial governance!!!!

    B S Perera Friday, 28 October 2016 06:27 AM

    Asaw Asaw !!අසව් අසව් !!

    Leo Friday, 28 October 2016 06:33 AM

    The kettle calling the pot black. via DM Android App

    sam Friday, 28 October 2016 06:37 AM

    That is a stupid thing to do if people don't like what is happening then they should have voted against it. BY abstaining you cant teach a lesson to any one. Next time don't make the same mistake

    raj Friday, 28 October 2016 07:11 AM

    one dictator comments on another dictator

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 28 October 2016 07:13 AM

    First of all , were you in the parliament to vote against ?

    ANTON Friday, 28 October 2016 07:18 AM

    MORE THAN HALF OF YOUR TEAM MEMBERS JUMPED TO THE OTHER SIDE , COULD BE DUE TO YOUR HONESTY.

    Fonny Friday, 28 October 2016 07:35 AM

    Did you vote against Sir ?

    SAINT Friday, 28 October 2016 07:44 AM

    "things in a dictatorial manner." - POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK !

    Punny Pellow Friday, 28 October 2016 07:54 AM

    Whhooooooooo?

    Miyuru Friday, 28 October 2016 07:57 AM

    Why did you abstain?

    Abstain vs absent Friday, 28 October 2016 07:57 AM

    "MPs abstained from voting" - how about MPs not attending - hope you were there !

    Swiss or Dubai or Sechelles Or ? Friday, 28 October 2016 08:03 AM

    "They could have taken over the millions they proclaim I have stashed away and avoided this VAT Amendment" Yes Sir, all know that - repeating such statements only makes the voters to be surer of such a "slash"

    Barathy Friday, 28 October 2016 08:20 AM

    what dictatorial manner. give me a break. via DM Android App

    clifford David Friday, 28 October 2016 03:36 PM

    See who is talking about Dictatorship. How This is possible as in the span of just 2 Years our former president had forgotten his previous acts

    Diogenes Saturday, 29 October 2016 06:43 AM

    Mister, are you talking with your mouth or using some other aperture of your body for that purpose, now?

    anuna Friday, 28 October 2016 08:48 AM

    MR was not a dictator.

    Joseph Friday, 28 October 2016 08:56 AM

    Were you there to vote against?

    warren Friday, 28 October 2016 09:00 AM

    As if you did in democratic manner

    The Truth Friday, 28 October 2016 09:16 AM

    Look ho's talking. During that period the ministers and MPs were like signal posts. Had approve anything that came from MR if not the Whit Van would have visited them. Shameful to make such lousy comments even when you are not in power.

    Rondys Friday, 28 October 2016 09:22 AM

    Dictatorial?? Look who is talking??

    Perumal Friday, 28 October 2016 09:27 AM

    At least, they had the freedom to abstain from voting under the current administration. During yours, such an abstention was unthinkable without risking one's life.

    TONY Saturday, 29 October 2016 08:37 AM

    JUDGING OTHERS BY HIS OWN STANDARDS

    Irrikithai Friday, 28 October 2016 09:41 AM

    It seems MARA is having selective amnesia. He has forgotten how he ruled the country.

    Roger Friday, 28 October 2016 09:42 AM

    So says the former Dictator himself!!

    sathees Friday, 28 October 2016 09:47 AM

    Sir, after doing all those great things to the folks, they still voted against you. why?

    rasheed Friday, 28 October 2016 09:59 AM

    Don't worry you will be coming back soon.

    Cheers Friday, 28 October 2016 10:03 AM

    Totally agreed and we will change this govt in all next elections

    ali Friday, 28 October 2016 10:35 AM

    You don't know sir, we were in even worst Govt before.

    oppa Friday, 28 October 2016 10:52 AM

    Obviously not he was a Monarch. Monarchy and dictatorship is different LOL

    alex Friday, 28 October 2016 10:57 AM

    We need a sensible dictator like MS to shut the big mouths of rouges of former Govt.

    Bala Friday, 28 October 2016 11:12 AM

    He was in a temple boiling the pot while putting forward his 40 thieves to vote.

    Bala Friday, 28 October 2016 11:15 AM

    He was drunk with power and his head in the clouds that he is still unaware of what he did in his time.

    fayaz Friday, 28 October 2016 11:53 AM

    look who is talking via DM Android App

    ala Friday, 28 October 2016 12:03 PM

    MP's who abstained because they are corrupt. People should not send them to parliament. I think it applies to you as well former president!!

    BR Friday, 28 October 2016 12:06 PM

    Were you present at voting time sir?

    Arjuna Friday, 28 October 2016 12:07 PM

    There are no skeleton for all of them

    Born Again Friday, 28 October 2016 12:31 PM

    There are a long list of actions he will have to forego (and confess) before he gets his majority votes (or shall I say minority in certain matters)

    ali Friday, 28 October 2016 02:04 AM

    At the end, your "bad" outweighed your "good", so people decided. No worries, it will be the same for them as well.

    dham Friday, 28 October 2016 02:16 AM

    Now you are only MP please do your commitment. Those days if absent everyone know the results. via DM Android App

    Ruwan Friday, 28 October 2016 02:50 AM

    This fellow who brought the 18th amendment has not even heard of dictatorship. Ha ha

    Gimhan Friday, 28 October 2016 03:41 AM

    A classic case of pot calling the kettle black.

    Lional Friday, 28 October 2016 03:44 AM

    Who brought the 18th amendment and for what purpose.

    Dan the Man Friday, 28 October 2016 03:45 AM

    The pot calling the kettle black!


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