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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that many leading underworld figures, who fled the country during the time of his rule, had returned to the country at the behest of politicians.

“About 10 or 12 of those, who had fled the country during our time, have been brought back by UNP politicians and they are actively participating in election work,” the former President said during an interview held at his residence in Mirihana.

“None of these people dared coming into the country during our time and we completely put a halt to the activities of the underworld. Those who were in custody and were granted bail even didn’t leave the prisons during our time, but now they are all freely campaigning with the UNP politicians,” he said.

He said that the Bloemendhal shooting was an example of the actions of the underworld, which had returned.

When questioned by journalists as to the allegation made by Minister Ravi Karunanayake that the shooting was the actions of the former President’s henchmen, he replied in the negative.

“What nonsense is that? That’s how these people like to turn things like every other allegation of theirs. Look at what Sujeewa has said. Even he admits that the underworld has got close to their politicians.

“If by any chance this happened during my time or had I even just visited a procession in which such a thing happened, everyone would have slandered me and blamed me. That’s how you’ll worked during my time,” he said. (Hafeel Farisz)

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  • Bala Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:41 AM

    Why so vague. Why not give the names of these underworld figures who returned. May be they were targeted by your underworld thugs and left the country like the journolists.

    Vasa Thursday, 06 August 2015 11:14 AM

    MR if what you are saying is true ,who killed Lasantha,Bharatha Lakshman,What happened to Ekneiligoda,Madanana Ismail Abeyawickrema,who operated the white van culture.senile decay has already set in.

    knight Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:48 AM

    You .... calling yourself a saint...... its the joke of the decade. you are the leader of the underworld. via DM Android App

    Sonali Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:42 AM

    Has this godfather of the underworld gone senile or has he got amnesia? Or has he got his dates wrong and thinks its April 1st.

    suresh Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:44 AM

    where are you talking from?

    J Palitha Thursday, 06 August 2015 11:19 AM

    Holy Saint Hon. Mahinda says so.... Ha...Ha...Ha... Did he watch his face in the mirror?

    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 06 August 2015 11:21 AM

    Raviraj, Lasantha... who killed them Sir. The whole world says that your under world gang did it.

    Bippity Boppity Boo Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:50 AM

    Ha! That is a nice statement. He made the underworld and now they are bringing it back.

    Chamal Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:50 AM

    IF MR IS A PERSON WHO LOVES THE COUNTRY AND HAS DIGNITY BY NOW HE WOULD HAVE RETIRED FROM POLITICS BUT LOVE FOR THE MONEY AND HUNGER FOR POWER AND TO COVER UP HIS MIS-DEEDS HE IS DOING POLITICS, ALL SRI LANKA KNOWS THAT UNDERWORLD WAS OPERATED BY HIS BROTHER. ANOTHER THING IS THAT HE IS DECIEVING GRASS ROOT VOTERS BY LIES AFTER LIES WHICH IS VERY SAD.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 06 August 2015 11:23 AM

    He is responsible for the recent Kotahena murder.

    achari Thursday, 06 August 2015 08:07 AM

    We know who the Devil you are.

    truefacts4U Thursday, 06 August 2015 08:23 AM

    Yeah, right after 8 months also we (the people of SL) have a memory loss !! What a pile of crap coming out of an expelled rat.

    Ryan Thursday, 06 August 2015 08:43 AM

    Not the first time, we remember gonawala sunil, malu nihal and soththi upali.

    Sincere Thursday, 06 August 2015 08:55 AM

    I dont know from which side to laugh! Biggest joke of the century!

    Sincere Thursday, 06 August 2015 08:56 AM

    At least then there were names to mention. Now not a single, but still things happen!

    kav005 Thursday, 06 August 2015 05:07 PM

    In dis case what he is saying is true...

    indika Thursday, 06 August 2015 12:40 PM

    you, your brothers, your princes fed and groom these type of thugs, killers and underworld goons. remember that what goes around comes around to you one day and you are experiencing it today. have a nice time Mr. Ex-President who soon to become just a parliamentarian.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 06 August 2015 10:36 AM

    MR talks like a saint, facts are to the contrary.

    Arjuna Ranawana Thursday, 06 August 2015 06:37 AM

    They are not my sons

    Gobba Thursday, 06 August 2015 01:37 PM

    You were the UNDERWORLD then, so its no surprise that you are now wondering!!!!!

    Welay-White-Water Thursday, 06 August 2015 01:41 PM

    The King who killed Prabakaran, arrested KP let the underworld gangsters and media persons fled the country....

    Krishna Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:10 AM

    Including you?

    navin Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:11 AM

    I am not a MR supporter, but this is of course true.

    Manel Friday, 07 August 2015 01:54 AM

    HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY SUJEEVA.

    Lion Thursday, 06 August 2015 11:02 AM

    CID should question this man immediately, if he knows such a underworld people brought back? since he numerically confirming or if he is spreading false allegation or misleading country people and try to take advantage in this election by make violence to be consider seriously even if he is a ex Pres/ current. Not only this man who ever says lies in public meeting or press conference should be inquired and if found misleading public, then should be punished by law. No one is above the law.

    KOLA KOTIYA Thursday, 06 August 2015 02:00 PM

    WHAT HAPPEND TO THAJUDEEN ? IS HE SUICIDE

    Ravi Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:23 AM

    Ha Ha Ha...laugh from other end...

    Philip Thursday, 06 August 2015 08:48 PM

    Then you must have been a sleep during the Mahinda regime

    sobers Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:32 AM

    respected people condemn all sort of violence! But, during your regime it was. I hope you could remember the White vans, Grease Ghosts, Political thuggery on opponents .... more and more.... So do not shed crocodile tears.


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