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Not a political conspiracy, shows UNP’s inaction: MR

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Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday rejected the reports of Digana violence stemming from a political conspiracy and said the incident reflects the inaction of the UNP.

“This is not a political conspiracy. It reflects the inaction of the UNP. They are not keen on resolving the matter and the government has deviated from its responsibilities. There is no one to turn to,” Mr. Rajapaksa responded to journalists outside his residence in Nugegoda yesterday.

Party leaders of the Joint Opposition met a group of Islamic community leaders at Mr. Rajapaksa’s residence last evening.

Speaking to media following the meeting, the former president said they discussed about the latest incidents and that immediate measures should be taken to prevent tense situation from aggravating.

“We request everyone to respect rule of law, maintain law and order and not to hurt anyone belongs to different ethnic communities. We all should act responsibly,” he said.

He said he was surprised at the silence maintained by the government over the aggravating issue. “The State of Emergency should have been imposed before,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said some elements want to spread the notion that the majority community was intimidating the minority communities in the country. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Kusal Munasinghe Wednesday, 07 March 2018 08:55 AM

    Hay MR, you say anything or do anything, but remember you cannot be either the President or the Prime Minister until you die.

    Hussain Mustafa Wednesday, 07 March 2018 08:57 AM

    Seeni Bolla talk Eppa Mahinda, we know how your henchmen Weerawansa arranged bus loads of people from his area and created a scene.

    kasun Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:38 AM

    This is a n UNP action to divert current economic and poltical issues. MR never doing this kind of things, because. this will hurt MR Muslim Vote base. This is clearly UNP action

    critical observer Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:03 AM

    if Weerawansa arranged bus loads to create a scene, why isn't he behind bars. Why UNP Leader is inactive?, I wonder. If RW is planning to become next President, good time to take stern action against JO members

    Jal Perera Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:18 AM

    MR had given the contract to W'wansa and Gamampilla this is the reality, truth will come out soon.

    Dennis Reeves Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:20 AM

    This is not the work of UNP, they don't do crooked 3rd class things like MR, Gotta and Basil did in the past.

    GH Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:11 PM

    Wait and see!

    Mhf Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:02 AM

    I don't believe a single word you say.

    johan Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:50 AM

    Why can't he insist MS to appoint a full time law and order minister recommended by UNP.

    johan Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:44 AM

    We have immatured politicians from bottom to top.With all their political experience they do not know what type precautionary measures they should take but they are clever in doing a post -mortem which is Coroner's job.They all try to plunder whatever possible and vanish which is their agenda during their tenurePrevious and present regime all have same mentalities.Defense and Law/Order ministries must take responsibilities for their inefficiencies

    Diallan Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:14 AM

    In srilanka most of the judges don't have proper knowledge like srilankan lawyers. How do you expect they will help to maintain Law and order in the country?

    MANO Wednesday, 07 March 2018 04:12 PM

    Srilanka n judges do not know even English

    ase Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:16 AM

    can you just keep off once cos we do not want comments from a person who has lost his memories, this is called "kudu dumma Syndrom".

    Nuwan Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:17 AM

    You and your family will have God's curse for sure for causing death and destruction.

    critical observer Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:11 AM

    Was he the person behind those 4 youth killing that Driver?????

    Peter Silva Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:26 AM

    Very true Nuwan, MR and his family are the trouble makers in order to grab power to loot again.

    Shafran Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:35 AM

    This is all corrupt political game. And this is utterly to spoil current government, current government has no backbone I agree. This all will be inquired by Geneva conference.

    TJ Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:36 AM

    When a government remains dysfunctional, the trouble makers have heydays.

    upi Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:05 AM

    Rajapakaya made use of the situation

    Kahinda Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:16 AM

    is HE coughing?

    DJ Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:19 AM

    MR has forgotten the role the BBC played durin his presidency, tormenting the Muslims while he turned a total blind eye and encouraged them. Now BBS acting as saints and by coincidence all the rioters are outsiders. !!!

    Kottawa Ariyawansa thero Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:23 AM

    Right time to SF to get into the field and Ranil should step down and should not interfere in SF's actions, then the so-called MR and his henchmen will be put behind bars.

    GH Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:14 PM

    Why those so called Islamic Religious Leaders seek your help right now, they were the groups who criticized you for which your excellency was not responsible at that time.

    md dog Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:41 PM

    I don't believe a word from MR. He was responsible for this situation to create a tension in the country. Tourists will stop coming. Hotels will close down or suffer. MR is laughing all the way.


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