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Minister of Highways and Chief Government Whip Johnston Fernando today urged those in the government not to make public statements before the media and destroy the character of innocent persons.

Speaking during the SLPP Bala Mandala meeting in Polgahawela Mr. Fernando said no one will be allowed within the SLPP to criticise any of the Rajapaksas. “Some like the big brother and oppose the younger brother. Those who favour the big brother do not like the younger brother. This is a joke. The government should be continued in a diligent way,” the Minister said.

“One must remember that Yoshitha Rajapaksa was sent to jail in the middle of the night. He was taken to courts on Saturday. Namal Rajapaksa was sent to jail with a false allegation that he accepted a monetary reward from someone who sponsored a rugby tournament.

Some were jailed for staging a protest against the selling of Hambantota Port. Do not forget these incidents. Remember that the spots of a leopard do not get erased just because the animal goes into a new forest,” he said.

“We inherited an empty treasury and an economy which had the lowest economic growth. Besides, the country was ruled by those who allowed 300 people to be killed within seconds. They even laughed at dead bodies.

Even the international community wants to see the Rajapaksas attacked by those within the government. This is the kind of situation, which Premadasa also wants,” he added(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 16

  • Michael Ranasinghe Sunday, 14 February 2021 08:42 PM

    Agree completely . What right do slaves have to criticise the slave masters ? As a slave of the Rajapakses your statement is absolutely correct .

    Dee Sunday, 14 February 2021 08:48 PM


    Sammy Sunday, 14 February 2021 08:50 PM

    Looters galore, trying to play the victim card. Birds of a feather.

    Atheïst Sunday, 14 February 2021 09:05 PM

    The Rajapaksa's don't need help to destroy their characters. They are very well capable to do this themselves

    Borat Sunday, 14 February 2021 09:14 PM

    Crooks crooks need to safe guard Ali Baba the chief of thieves fir their survival

    Ranjith Sunday, 14 February 2021 09:14 PM

    Yes hooray for the Rajapakses will not criticize let them ruined the country. Within 10 years Rajapakses ruined the and people kicked them out in 2014 people will talk once again

    FF Sunday, 14 February 2021 09:29 PM


    Is he looking for another ministerial portfolio?

    Ethanol Jonny Sunday, 14 February 2021 10:06 PM

    Yes, those who lick "R" Clan members' boots in return for political favors do say so

    Sri Lanakan Sunday, 14 February 2021 10:41 PM

    Birds of a feather flock together

    Ram Monday, 15 February 2021 03:07 AM

    PM says personal opinion is possible. Who are you to override PM's statement Monday, 15 February 2021 05:12 AM

    I like the above phrase - YOU ARE LIKE A DOG BEING VERY FAITHFUL TO YOUR MASTER. Well said. Now Weera vs. Jonny !

    NAD Monday, 15 February 2021 05:46 AM

    Is this a family matter? Only one Rajapasha family or any Rajapashas?

    Rama Monday, 15 February 2021 06:29 AM

    Daisy Acchi and the bag of gems how true it is when you come to think of it listening to these fairy tales of Johniya.

    Demuni Uduwara Monday, 15 February 2021 07:40 AM

    Rajapaksas are babies; they don't know the difference between US dollar and SL rupee.

    Martin Milton Monday, 15 February 2021 03:34 PM

    Some of the comments here are most apt. Yes those who are up to no good WILL 'Self destruct'. They will not need any outside help for that. MM

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