The soldier who had allegedly had a weapon to the President’s meeting last month had been remanded till May 12, the Police said.
The soldier, Corporal Senaka Kumara, attached to the Commando Unit was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department officers (CID) last night and produced before the Agunukola Palassa Magistrate.
A special investigation was launched by the CID into an incident where the soldier said to be a security officer of MP Namal Rajapaksa was caught bearing a gun in the vicinity of President Maithripala Sirisena at the SLFP Hambantota District meeting held in Angunukolapelassa on April 25.(DS)
OMG...... I THINK IT IS A RULE OF THUMB (IN SRILANKA) THAT BODY GUARDS OF POWERFUL POLITICIANS CAN KEEP FIREARMS.
jolly bird Tuesday, 05 May 2015 03:16 PM
ITS A TOY PISTOL NAMAL BABA S SECURITY BABA BROUGHT IT BY MISTAKE BUT HE FORGOT TO US IT BY MISTAKE. via DM Android App
Bala Monday, 04 May 2015 10:22 AM
Becos he said I dont know anything. Same answer given by Duminda Gammanpila and others. This is a famous defence now.
WTF Monday, 04 May 2015 07:53 AM
Well if they really wanted to Kill the president I suggest a Sniper would be the way to go. This is a just a publicity stunt. All Yahapalanaya has done since Jan 8 is sling mud at Rajapakses!!!
Sinhaya Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:06 PM
It seems there r holes in the security of the Pres. Firstly a gun toting guy who is trained to kill and secondly a DIG caught evesdropping on the Pres himself. Who is responsible for the national security via DM Android App
Grace Sunday, 03 May 2015 10:39 PM
Tight security should be provided to the president because those who enjoyed the fruit of the power may want to enjoy it again by any means
mithra Sunday, 03 May 2015 08:13 PM
I agreewith you and continue to suggest FM Sarath Fonseka should be given the task of handling all the VIP/MP security and the prisons dept.shpuld come under him as well.
Lanka watch Sunday, 03 May 2015 07:53 PM
a good question.Why was he let go free in the 1st place.
Dinesh Sunday, 03 May 2015 07:14 PM
Terrorism is over. But PSD should aware on this kind of issues. Protecting the leader of the country is a must. via DM Android App
Saman Sunday, 03 May 2015 06:59 PM
Yes, arrest him and let the police grill him exactly the way they grill the common man suspected of heinous crimes. Covard NR will talk before he shits in his pants.
S.Sriranjan Sunday, 03 May 2015 05:57 PM
Hon President Maitrrpala Sirisena should realize that Gandhism is not suitable in Politics!
Mnd appa Sunday, 03 May 2015 02:13 PM
OooKKKA acchita haaal karanda yana wa da ayamat mn da apa
Fair N Square Sunday, 03 May 2015 02:09 PM
NO ! if MS pass away its the Prime Minister and then it will be the Speaker.. It once happened when JR and Premadasa was away.. the Speaker was Bakeer Markar..the Muslim community celebrated and seeing this when JR n Premadasa got back..they removed Bakeer Markar as the speaker...
jeff Sunday, 03 May 2015 01:43 PM
why the Police is not arresting Namal Rajapakshe?
cyril n Sunday, 03 May 2015 10:38 AM
The CID is doing right by arresting this commando and extensive interrogation should be carried out to find the truth. It is pertinent to state the security of our President should be improved and should not take anything for granted.
PAwul LAWYER Kolla Sunday, 03 May 2015 01:07 PM
The sri lanka most famous and QUALIFIED Lawyer.s and Jil Mal kolagy security guard has been sent to do this. I do not understand who wrote the exam for him
Cancer ZPlaying in All Way behind Sunday, 03 May 2015 01:04 PM
the previous cancer is playing in all ways to come again. This greedy of power and post will never end until the death of pawul family
Easily can Enter Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:43 PM
I totally agree with you. This is what they finally trying after defeating all. So after Chmal Rajapakasa comes in All family can enter easily
willowsd Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:53 AM
Arrest NR and grill him to get more information?
venuka Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:49 AM
According to the 19th amendment, if Sirisena pass away chamal Rajapaksha will be the president.
ANTON Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:45 AM
MIRACLES HAPPEN IN THIS HOLY LAND, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THIS GUN WILL BECOME A PLASTIC TOY PISTOL.
OMG Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:36 AM
The most important thing is to find who told him to take the gun to the meting.
mani vikar Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:30 AM
The public is smart enough to distinguish connotations from denotation. I.e. no Rajapaksa will be in political arena after next parliament election.
Regime Greedy ofPower Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:24 AM
President should be careful, previous cancer supporters are everywhere. so they may play in anyway even to take the some one soul, its because the greedy of power. President and RW, CBk should be careful in this
moda Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:11 AM
Why so long to act, is it NCOs NR to prepare the statement for the culprit.
Kumarage Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:09 AM
since hearing this story I am extremely worried. We have done a revolution on 8th Jan to bring this president to power. It is impossible to believe that president is continuing with the same set of former PSD Personal for his security. He must completely revamp his PSD team and bring professionals with no bias towards Rajapaksa family to guard him. Please get Field Marshal Fonseka to scrutinize the new team before their appointed.
firoza Sunday, 03 May 2015 10:59 AM
Like all the citizens of Sri Lanka need security to live in this country freely the security of the person who is responsible for our freedom is also of paramount importance.
Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.