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Charging that the government had gone back on its stance to bring back those who were politically exiled, Propaganda Secretary of the Frontline Socialist Party Pubudu Jagoda yesterday said that government officials were handling its leader Kumar Gunaratnam who had come back to engage in politics.

Speaking at a media briefing Mr. Jagoda said that though JVP dissident Kumar Gunaratnam had stated that the reasons for his visit were political, he was nevertheless issued only a tourist visa and is now being threatened of deportation for violating conditions of the visa

 “He was involved in politics when he was here and he wanted to come back for politics. He made this known to the officials of Immigration and Emigration and even then they issued only a tourist visa,” he charged.

“He is not a tourist and we all know that. He did not leave the country by choice, he was forced to leave and now he wants to come back”

 Mr. Jagoda alleged that though elaborate statements had been made by cabinet ministers calling for the return of exiled and politically victimized individuals, the government intended only to arrest them upon arrival or oust them once again.

“The media minister made a statement inviting all those who were in exile back to the country, but we see that they called them back only to arrest them,” Jagoda said.

“The Central Bank governor is a Singaporean citizen left in charge of matters with the Treasury, but after ousting Kumar they say he’s an Australian and try to keep him out of the country"

He further stated that the government is not abiding by its policies of good governance and is selectively applying it where it is expedient to do so.
“The government must tell us whether it had changed their policy or never intended to adhere to it in the first place,” Jagoda said. (Jehan Gunasekara)

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  • premalal Thursday, 05 February 2015 05:55 PM

    Oh shut up. You are going beyond a joke now.

    Thiru Cumaran Thursday, 05 February 2015 10:40 PM

    If your leader was issued a tourist visa despite him stating that he came for politics, he should have left the country immediately and applied for the relevant visa in advance before coming here. It is very clear that you are working for the benefit of the former ruling party, so take your babaa talks to Australia, where your leader is hiding.

    namalaiyya Thursday, 05 February 2015 06:07 PM

    who is the jagoda? sounds like some joker

    kamal Friday, 06 February 2015 02:01 PM

    They were invited after this win, this Mr. Gunarathnam came here before the election. So, your claim is null

    Mason Thursday, 05 February 2015 06:34 PM

    Do not use the same yardstick to compare the Governor of Central Bank with an ordinary Australian Citizen who wants to engage in politics. Are you not aware that visiting the country on a tourist visa, you are not permitted to indulge in politics.

    Senator Thursday, 05 February 2015 06:46 PM

    Was it not M.R who brought him back for his benefit?

    weera Friday, 06 February 2015 02:27 AM

    Another lost cause. This fool is wasting his time in politics.

    agasthi Thursday, 05 February 2015 07:20 PM

    Who are you to correct this government? Your friend was invited by the former govt. to discredit the current president. Now that they lost you cry foul.Where/who is your voter base?

    mac Thursday, 05 February 2015 07:52 PM

    This guy is a mess , may be under drugs

    Raj Thursday, 05 February 2015 07:53 PM

    Same as Gota

    fairose Friday, 06 February 2015 06:02 AM

    sir please do not interrupt peaceful yahapalanaya, let them go head

    iemerald Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:09 PM

    is this jagoda chap an idiot and an imbecile.his leader is an alien who happens to australian or something like that.if he wants to engage in politics he has to renounce whatever citizenship he posseses and become a sri lankan citizen. then he can do his unremarkable politics.he will heve to follow certain procedures and processes as he did in the country he adopted. they did just give it him did they?so jagoda man get your facts right first.

    Dalit Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:11 PM

    Kumar Gunaratnam is a hero for his followers. He was one time body guard of Wijeweera and the bag (money) man for his party. He is a Citizen of Australia with the identity Mudalige. If you call him Mudalige you get in to trouble.

    fayaz Friday, 06 February 2015 10:41 PM

    This person was brought back by the previous govt. him being a citizen of Australia violated the laws of Sri Lanka thats why he was asked to leave. Some people have got very thick skulls via DM Android App

    Ami Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:35 PM

    This guy is nuts ... Either he should give up his Ozie passport and do politics over there or come and live a peaceful quiet life down under !

    silva Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:46 PM

    he was paid by Basil to.come to Sl via DM Android App

    countryman Thursday, 05 February 2015 05:03 PM

    how come a foreigner could do politics in Sri Lanka? This bugger must be arrested immediately!!

    willows Thursday, 05 February 2015 05:19 PM

    This Pubudu Jagoda is a pain in the but? nothing else

    Mr. Perfect Friday, 06 February 2015 09:19 AM

    If the wrong doers are not arrested whether they be politicians or not where is democracy? Remember he has been given 50 million from public funds to come here and mess up the elections. He should have been jailed long ago.

    Achcharu Friday, 06 February 2015 09:21 AM

    In such case, he should have appealed to courts to consider his injustice upon visiting Srilanka, instead of proceeding with Politics upon arrival, which he should know is illegal. They should hire a good layer, maybe Upul?

    M Kuruparan Friday, 06 February 2015 09:37 AM

    How come a SINGAPORIAN can govern the CENTRAL BANK ?Then why the media minister invites the Sri Lankan in exile to come back to S L ?" . . .He made this known to the officials of Immigration and Emigration and even then they issued only a tourist visa,” . . . . Whose mistake is this ? Are the officials illiterate ?

    sri Thursday, 05 February 2015 05:43 PM

    All governments change their policies to meet the their needs !


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