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While denouncing the Government’s move to assign Police personnel for former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security detail, the Joint Opposition requested both the President and the Prime Minister, to call off the move.

Joint Opposition Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardena said unlike other past leaders Rajapaksa should be entitled to VVIP security, since it was he who defeated the LTTE.

“The remaining LTTE elements are waiting for an opportunity to harm Mr. Rajapaksa. Now, that the highly trained security personnel are no longer with him, his life is in danger. We have already requested the President, and the Premier in writing in this regard. Unfair avenging should come to an end,” he told a news conference today.

Meanwhile, MP Prasanna Ranatunga requested the Government to reconsider the decision due to current security situation in the country.

“Former President needs skilled personnel to protect him from LTTE elements. Defence Ministry Secretary said there had been 300 incidents of recovery of explosives and other such incidents in the North and East so far. Northern Province calls for federalism, while Tamil Nadu calls for Eelam in here. Therefore, we request that the decision be reconsidered,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  Comments - 11

  • Sri Wickrama Tuesday, 03 May 2016 03:01 PM

    DNA test required.

    Unchikuni Monday, 02 May 2016 08:53 PM

    Yes, Dinesh you are right. MaRa live is at stake. May I suggest you build an underground place (bunker) and keep him there. This will solve the tax payers problem.

    Manuel Benjamin Monday, 02 May 2016 08:56 PM

    Fly a kite Dinesh, don't wash clothes for MR anymore.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 02 May 2016 08:58 PM

    Shall I arrange few Security Guards from a local security firm to protect a All-Baba.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 02 May 2016 09:00 PM

    Let you and Weerawansa go and do the Security job in addition to your Dhoby work.

    tissa Tuesday, 03 May 2016 08:32 AM

    If Philip was alive He will beat this bugger with a"Boowalla" stick which Coconuts are Hanging .

    Sim Tuesday, 03 May 2016 09:32 AM

    All STF personal are trained. Let Jayalalitha ask Eelam for the 50 million Tamils in Tamil Nadu before interfering in Srilanka

    Ha ha Tuesday, 03 May 2016 09:41 AM

    If you are willing to pay for all the expenses, you can have your own security, number does not matter. NOT in Tax payers expenses.

    /thomas Ranger Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:17 AM

    There was such a facility at Temple Trees. Wonder what has happened to it. Anyway, does not this man have anything else to o with his tine

    karsha Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:32 AM

    MR eradicated terrorists. So no more terrorists. Security detail given to an MP is sufficient as he is only MP for kurunagala.

    Jeff Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:46 AM

    Malle pol.

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