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The joint opposition said today former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s life is in danger and the government must take responsibility if anything untoward happened to him.

SLFP MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said the government had neither allocated a cent to the repairing of Mr. Rajapaksa’s bullet-proof vehicle that met with an accident several months ago nor had he be allocated an official residence even after 14 months.

“It is the joint opposition that is carrying out the duties of the opposition. We have had to face lot of threats and intimidation.Mr. Rajapaksa, who represents the joint opposition, has serious issues with regard to his security. We have firsthand experience where Gamini Dissnayake and Lalith Athulathmudali, who led the Democratic United National Front against the then government, were killed. So we have a reasonable fear about Mr. Rajapaksa’s life as well,” he said.

Mr. Abeywardena told a news conference that Mr. Rajapaksa’s security concerns had aggravated after former LTTE leaders were released and with underworld gangsters freely operating in the country.

“This government has shown its inability to rule this country. So it is trying to suppress the people and we are the only group preventing the government from doing so,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Gobba Wednesday, 23 March 2016 07:11 PM

    Ha ha ha Joke of the Century. Must be planning to SHOOT HIMSELF. And talking about money. MR would have TONS OF IT, to even BUY BRAND NEW ARMOR PLATED FLEET OF CARS for himself and his ENTIRE FAMILY.

    Coconut Republic Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:12 PM

    Looks an inside job on the cards! Only drama

    Be Fair Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:20 PM

    Possible, given that the skeletons are getting exposed

    Sylvia Haik Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:26 PM

    MR need not worry. Alll these coconuts he has dashed in temples and kovils must have provided him with divine protection.

    IVJ Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:35 PM

    Who cares? He plus many others are just a burden to the ordinary citizens of this country.

    Lanka Watch Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:53 PM

    Timely warning to look after the safety of Presidents life

    Amila.G Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:02 PM

    Trying All the tricks of the trade. Shameless .

    Redna Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:02 PM

    Sri Lanka will be a better place without him. If he scared for his life, he can always go and reside in China.

    Amila.G Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:04 PM

    Common Mans life was in danger , when he was in Power . How funny .

    Tirone Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:14 PM

    Yes this is true. As for the leader eliminating terrorism. True the forces ended it but they dont share a risk of their lives. Its only the name of the leader that they know. As a country we should be grateful for what he has done and pay him with the respect and proper security. Just cause a dog bites us does not mean we have to bite the dog back. Why Cause we are human People woth developed brains SL will never be a developed country as far as we dont learnt to forgive and forget and be grateful for all the good done by people. We walk safely today in streets because that man risked his entire life of living freely without fear by ending terrorism via DM Android App

    usaguy Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:19 PM

    if the vehicle was in an accident get the insurance company to pay for the repairs. why blame the govt. via DM Android App

    Top Cat Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:21 PM

    We the ordinary citizens have poor health service, low quality drugs, polluted air, polluted water, poor transport system and the list goes on. Who talks for us?

    Hiran Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:27 PM

    Tell him to stay at home. That will solve a lot of problems.

    hubert Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:35 PM

    To protect him send him to jail

    Krish Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:36 PM

    it is MR, who has to first precautionary measures for his security. The state is not expected to spend millions if some does not want to first take the measures himself.The current atmosphere is much better than those days, without white van and state sponsored killings

    Kug Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:45 PM

    It should be noted that when Mahinda Rajapakse was in power lot of ordinary citizen,s life was under threat by the same man. These joint opposition are only worried about this ruthless man. Why cant they worry about the ordinary people.

    Sharon Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:53 PM

    There has to be an end to taking revenge. How can there be hatred under Yahapalana label via DM iOS App

    markf Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:09 PM

    NO DOUBT MR STILL STRIVING HARD TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC WITH HIS PET TALKS. WE PUBLIC ARE NOT SO CALLED FOOLS OR IDIOTS.PUNISH THE CULPRITS WITHOUT OFFERING ANY MERCY.THEY DESERVE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FOR ALL THEIR CRIMES

    jolly bir Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:11 PM

    150 SECURITY PERSONELS NOT ENOUGH THEN HOW MANY MORE DOES HE WANT 10000 OR 100000 via DM Android App

    jolly bird Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:17 PM

    MAHINDA YAPA ABEYWARDANA. IS TRYING TO CREATE A NEW IMAGE TO RE PLACE THE FADING IMAGE OF HIS BOSS. via DM Android App

    SAMSON Thursday, 24 March 2016 02:45 PM

    Of course his life is in terrible danger....from the ghosts of the past!

    usuf Thursday, 24 March 2016 03:28 PM

    may be from d hands of these fools via DM Android App

    Dapu Thursday, 24 March 2016 07:59 AM

    What revenge? Givibg 500 soldiers as security?

    HumptyDumpty Thursday, 24 March 2016 08:30 AM

    Go ahead and be grateful. As for the rest of us, We deserve to be free of this cancer that took a hold of our country.

    HumptyDumpty Thursday, 24 March 2016 08:39 AM

    Revenge? What revenge? He has more security than Obama. Where were you when he unleashed his wrath on the people?

    Joke Thursday, 24 March 2016 08:42 AM

    Wish you experienced a dearly loss during the war... you will understand then like i do...


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