United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera said today the Hambantota incident was further evidence of the violation of the Commonwealth Charter and urged Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma to remove President Mahinda Rajapaksa from the post of Commonwealth Chairman.
“Mahinda Rajapaksa is not Gaddafi. He is the Chairman of the Commonwealth and therefore he is bound to uphold the Commonwealth Charter. However, what happened in his electorate is evident that he has violated the Commonwealth Charter. Therefore I urge the Secretary General to call for a meeting of the Ministers and expel Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chairman after considering the violations of the Charter,” he said.
Mr. Samaraweera said it was Sharma who was responsible for Mahinda Rajapaksa’s induction as Commonwealth Chairman.
“Sharma is not a baby, he knows what this regime is doing,” he said and added that by describing the attack as the reaction of the people, the President was shielding the thugs who led the attack.
“The President has tried to portray that this as a reaction of the people. That clearly indicates that the President is defending these thugs who blatantly attacked parliamentarians. This is a furtherance of this thug culture. He is the Leader of the state and the Minister of Defense and the Minister in Charge of Defense and coming to the rescue of these thugs he has shown who the godfather of this thug culture is,” Mr. Samaraweera said.
In a scathing attack on the conduct of the Police, he said the entire Police top brass have transformed into “boot lickers” of the regime.
“The Police of Sri Lanka was one of the disciplined and dedicated forces in the entire South East Asia region. That was the reputation of the Police in the days gone by, but today the police are boot lickers the Medamulana walawwa and that is embarrassing. The main bootlicker of this regime is the present Police spokesman,” Mr. Samaraweera said. WATCH
Day by day he is becoming more and more unpopular. Not only with Sri Lankans at home, but also the diaspora. It's just a matter of time!
The days of SL being ruled by authoritarian rule are gone!
Kumberkarna Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:30 PM
We are asleep do not disturb. via DM iPad app
zuh Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:43 AM
if mangalas personal agendas are granted. then he also will be praising mahinda via DM Android App
Dimuthu Heendeniya Wednesday, 23 April 2014 08:38 AM
Mangala , No need to seek help from CHOGM.
sarath Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:42 AM
Mangala was one time the Minister of Foreign Affairs but does not know that Commonwealth Chair goes to the Country but not individuals. RW is preparing to topple the govt by the end of this month. you cut the nose as you are angry with your face.
Ravi Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:30 AM
And we wonder why the international community keep passing resolutions on Human Rights violations.
Tuanl Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:45 PM
Commonwealth can find not one but ten highly suitable people better than common thugs.
kudappa Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:23 PM
Remove MR and put Mangala to that post.
BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:31 AM
This itself shows what a donkey lot we are.
freking Tuesday, 22 April 2014 04:27 PM
No better outcome has resulted as expected in CHOGM. Just waste of money. via DM Android App
chandi Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:54 AM
There is no doubt MR should leave & retire but you also can do the same to protect the UNP
Izmy Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:07 AM
The police spokesman is a puppet of this regime and has been well trained similar to the election commisioner to give false excuses. 0mm
Jeezz Tuesday, 22 April 2014 04:17 PM
Oh Yeah! There'll listen to a looser and do exactly as you say. Remove your clown face, quit politics and do some charity work instead. via DM Android App
Perera Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:45 AM
Well said, sir.
Sri Lanka has "Reverse Police, Sellam Police and the Sellam pisthola. I can assure that very soon this "sellama" will become "lellama" in a sewerage line.
dalubanda Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:43 AM
When the Thugs of JR attacked Prof. Sarathchandra, President JR not resigned
Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:42 AM
Though certain things what is says seems sense I doubt the Commonwealth will listen to this Dough Nut.
Sunimal Fernando Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:32 AM
Charter of the Commonwealth : I. DEMOCRACY -We recognise the inalienable right of individuals to participate in democratic processes,... II. HUMAN RIGHTS We are committed to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant human rights covenants and international instruments.... III. INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY We reiterate our absolute condemnation of all acts of terrorism in whatever form or.... VIII. GOOD GOVERNANCE We reiterate our commitment to promote good governance..
kamma Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:31 AM
With MR elimination you name the one suitable for that position
AJJA Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:18 AM
I am afraid of my life to add any fuel to fire as no smoke will rise without a fire......
Rohitha Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:14 AM
If you are honest in your statement, first you remove your leader from UNP then a proper opposition would come forward and tame these wild animals
Chryshan Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:10 AM
The whole country is in a mess. Time for some action by superpowers to rescue this country from thuggery politics.
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