Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) should be alert on police officers who act according to the whims of the government and harass those with dissenting political views, expecting favours in return.
He made these remarks at a function held in Thorakolayaya, Embilipitiya on the occasion of the birthday of Ven. Pusselpitiye Suneetharathna Thera.
Though the celebrations were scheduled to be held in the afternoon, former President Mahinda Rajapakse arrived at the site early in the morning, and the day been a Poya day a large number of devotees who were observing Sil and villagers from the vicinity congregated when the former president made his appearance.
He began addressing the crowd present after wishing the chief prelate long life, said that he had witnessed the new development in the temple and attributed it to the efforts of the Thera. He recalled the past , by calling to memory the brutal killings of the youth that took place during the JVP insurgency, and how bodies were burnt on tires lit. He hinted that his own houses in Medamulana and Hanwella were subjected to attacks by these groups, and he was provided security by former President J.R. Jayawardene and the then Defence Minister Ranjan Wijerathne.
He also revealed that his government launched a mass development programme with the aim of achieving self sufficiency in food. It had now become a serious issue with the idea of using paddy lands for other purposes and the water stored in tanks not been released for agricultural purposes.
He also compared the festive periods celebrated under his rule where there was plenty and the farmers having received a high price for their harvest were in the forefront of the celebrations, but claimed this year it was different as the paddy prices hit rock bottom and fertilizer was beyond the reach of these farmers.
He countered allegations by the opponents that he was criticizing the government, but said that these were mentioned to help guide this government.
He slated the actions of the CID and the FCID saying they were bent on creating cases with a view of the police officers getting promotions and stars. Some are forced to accuse others of wrong doings.
There had been acts of duress where the police hierarchy had been involved. It had now turned out to be the complainant blindly signing a statement purported to have been prepared previously, he said. (Ajithlal Shantha Udaya, Jayantha Nanayakkara and Yasith Nalin Jayaweera)
Ruwan Wednesday, 27 April 2016 05:36 AM
Dear President Rjapaksha,You are always loved by the Sri Lankans! May the Tripple Gems bless you to save the country!
Sincere Friday, 22 April 2016 06:16 PM
Yes. First on those murders of Thajudeen!
TONY Friday, 22 April 2016 06:12 PM
WHEN WILL THE CLERGY ADVICE MR NOT TO BE GREEDY FOR ANYTHING
TONY Friday, 22 April 2016 06:11 PM
VERY STRANGE. MR WHO DID NOT VISIT ANY TEMPLES EARLIER IS NOW VIRTUALLY LIVING IN TEMPLES MERELY TO GIVE STATEMENTS THAT HIS MEN ARE HARASSED BY CID AND OTHER ANTI CORRUPTION UNITS
Upul Friday, 22 April 2016 05:31 PM
Where was this wisdom when you were ruling the country MR?
Prem Friday, 22 April 2016 04:17 PM
You preach politics instead of Dhamma on a poya day.
hubert Friday, 22 April 2016 03:46 PM
What advise ? we get advise from specialist not from defeated candidates
southpaw Friday, 22 April 2016 02:38 PM
I believe if he was president he would have Appointed DIG Vaas Gunawardena as IGP.
vasaliya Friday, 22 April 2016 02:27 PM
Veda-mama Friday, 22 April 2016 02:06 PM
The words of wisdom "Either Do It My Way...or else.,,. You Are ????"
REALPATRIAT Friday, 22 April 2016 02:05 PM
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM A DEPOSED POLITICIAN WHO MET HIS WATERLOO BECAUSE HADNT HAVE HAD SUCH WISDOM. via DM Android App
REALPATRIAT Friday, 22 April 2016 01:57 PM
NO WISDOM FOR SELF BUT IT IS ONLY FOR OTHERS .IT SEEMS NO CHANGE AT ALL. via DM Android App
REALPATRIAT Friday, 22 April 2016 01:53 PM
I THINK HE WAS IN THE DREAM WORLD of wonders of Asia from 2005 to 2014. Now was forced to waken up from his dream. via DM Android App
REALPATRIAT Friday, 22 April 2016 01:46 PM
A deposed rule s untimely awakening of WISDOM not for him But for others . via DM Android App
jeff Friday, 22 April 2016 03:24 AM
Ha....ha....ha....very funny. What did you do when you were in power? Please read Ex. IGP Illangakohon's farewell speech.
Perumal Friday, 22 April 2016 10:37 AM
Pot calling the kettle black? (Kettle is still new and silver coloured)
rew Friday, 22 April 2016 10:02 AM
Yes, and don't act on telephone calls you receive from Govt Ministers and others !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Follow my (MR) example.of non inter-fence.
Premalal Friday, 22 April 2016 10:02 AM
Great stand up comedy act.
Be Fair Friday, 22 April 2016 09:56 AM
Politics is actually funny isn't it?Hearing these kinda comments
Nimal Friday, 22 April 2016 09:50 AM
Rolling Stones Gather No Moss... Boss .. Just Keep Rolling ! . " KARAMA is a Boomerang"
Katie Friday, 22 April 2016 09:32 AM
Wonder why MR could not give this advice previously. Probably he may have forgotten at that time or he has been cured of dementia
Madlin Friday, 22 April 2016 09:24 AM
Good piece of advice had you followed that still you would have been in power. via DM Android App
rajs26 Friday, 22 April 2016 05:59 AM
"police officers who act according to the whims of the government ", that is what they did when you were in power.
Dee Friday, 22 April 2016 05:49 AM
No better person to give such advice. He can give good examples of how its done.
S B Lokuge Friday, 22 April 2016 04:52 AM
This government purposely destroying our paddy and farming industry to please India so that the Indians can flood our markets with their inferior produce.
Raizuh Langai Friday, 22 April 2016 04:40 AM
Yes you are perfectly right. You should have told this to the previous IGP. If the new IGP new who was behind hiding a major murder case files, the previous one should have known better. He should be also hauled to the state lodge at Welikada.
R.R.Rohan Friday, 22 April 2016 04:20 AM
you are clinging on to politics to cover your wrong doings, advising an IGP not called for!
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