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SF should not have been jailed: Namal

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Joint opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa said today he personally believed that imprisoning former army commander Sarath Fonseka should not have happened because he and his family members even conducted Bodi Poojas when he was injured in the bomb blast.

He said Mr. Fonseka was not dragged to the court by politically insulting him like what happens today.“He was imprisoned through a legal procedure over allegations levelled against him,” Namal said.

“We did not take revenge by politically insulting him like what happens today. I personally believe it would have been better if it did not happen,” he said.

When asked whether they regretted having taken such decisions during his father’s tenure, Namal said they never regretted taking political decisions and added that this government even regretted the killing of LTTE leader Prabhakaran.

He told the media after reporting to the Bribery commission today in connection with several complaints that the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) should record a statement from former president Chandrika Bandaranaike on the allegation that FCID officials obtained money from the Rajapaksas.

“FCID should investigate how she came to know about it,” Namal said.

He said those who made false allegations against the Rajapaksas during election time were accusing the officials who were conducting investigations because they have nothing to say when the allegations had proved baseless. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • VT Tuesday, 21 February 2017 10:55 AM

    Trying to gain sympathy votes ?

    gdj100 Monday, 20 February 2017 07:21 PM

    If you didn't agree perhaps telling your daddy when he was in power would have prevented SF from being imprisoned.

    Kadiya Monday, 20 February 2017 07:26 PM

    What, didn't have the guts to tell Appachchi to let it be? And he did others bad things to good people. Anyway it's too late for tears,no?

    Piranha Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:16 AM

    Hopefully u will be in jail soon

    MP Monday, 20 February 2017 07:39 PM

    You are too late now.. we would have respected if this was said at that time and not now.

    L C A Monday, 20 February 2017 07:56 PM

    Why most of Sri Lankans are so foolish to listen to these stupid voice cuts ?

    Shelly. Monday, 20 February 2017 07:58 PM

    Namals brain is wired. His thoughts are wired. His words are wired. Advisable reporters let him alone. Everything he himself speaks go against him. via DM Android App

    vasaliya Monday, 20 February 2017 08:03 PM

    When the pot boils the crab stops dancing.

    Damien Monday, 20 February 2017 08:26 PM

    “He was imprisoned through a legal procedure over allegations levelled against him,” How Free, Fair and Independent was the legal process?

    AA Monday, 20 February 2017 08:28 PM

    You seem to have forgotten that SF was dragged out of his office, down a staircase and assaulted by mere soldiers who were stooges of your uncle. Have you ever been subjected to that?

    dickey bird Monday, 20 February 2017 08:35 PM

    Namal is showing signs of maturity overnight. Appears to be well read on current affairs.Impressed.

    sara Monday, 20 February 2017 08:35 PM

    Namal; Are you trying to hoodwink SF?

    limatc Monday, 20 February 2017 09:49 PM

    BY SHARING ONE MISTRESS BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR DAD IS GOOD , BUT DRAGGING AND PUTTING IN PRISON SF IS BAD . WHAT A JOKE

    ananda Monday, 20 February 2017 09:52 PM

    You and your father thought to be in power after the 18th amendment was internal. My friend its too late to regret the madness your father committed. via DM Android App

    Hamu Monday, 20 February 2017 10:06 PM

    i hope atleast 20 kids of your age from a better caliber take over this country.

    ceylon Monday, 20 February 2017 10:12 PM

    now this guy tryig to save himself from jail and trying to make all friends. via DM Android App

    TONY Monday, 20 February 2017 10:20 PM

    IF JAILING SF IS NOT POLITICAL VENGEANCE WHAT IS IT CALLED???? ALL THIS BECAUSE HE CONTESTED MR IN PRES ELECTIONS DIDNT HE

    dharma Monday, 20 February 2017 10:20 PM

    mr namal is awanted criminal and corruption he must go to jail.

    REPORTERS Monday, 20 February 2017 10:35 PM

    The best thing the non JO oriented reporters should do is to - ignore these fellows and publish such fake news uttered by them.

    suresh Monday, 20 February 2017 10:39 PM

    Yeah right!

    German Jacob Monday, 20 February 2017 10:42 PM

    Says... so-called Namal who does not even get through his O/L examination, wearing a black cloak whom he stitched for himself without studying Law. Ha..Ha..Ha..

    GCC Tuesday, 21 February 2017 05:03 AM

    I thought it is the courts that put SF into jail. So this man NR is implying it is his father's government that put him into jail. So, is it not obvious this was a political vendetta that this little brat is acknowledging now?

    Perumal Tuesday, 21 February 2017 04:42 PM

    He erred again, true to his nature. Political insults are bearable unlike personal insults.

    nimal Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:34 AM

    what a hypocrite, some Srilankan's voted him to the parliament.

    ravin Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:50 AM

    crocodile tears

    mal Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:15 AM

    If you ask Emirates airline they will tell (doubt) how they dispatched the Lambiguni overnight. They lie from ears.

    jack Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:18 AM

    Belated croc tears.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:43 AM

    This crab Namal is before crawling trying to run, like jack in the box. Ha..Ha..Ha..

    rosebud Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:59 AM

    Crocodile tears too little too late. via DM Android App

    Jans Monday, 20 February 2017 05:56 PM

    Namal MR Is Talented person but peoples around him including Family dragged him into Today Position they all Responsible for this via DM Android App


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