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President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said today that the government has not entered into any political deal with Parliamentarian Rishad Badurdeen.

He said in a message posted in his Facebook that ensuring national security was the first and foremost responsibility of his government.

“I am not prepared to hand over the power of arresting or arbitrarily releasing people to politicians, as happened in the past. I will also take actions to rectify any omissions or mistakes made by the relevant authorities or officials,” he said.

“I emphasize that our government has not entered into any political deal with Parliamentarian Rishad Badurdeen,
I assure my citizens that I will not forsake the trust that they have placed in me and I will most certainly continue to work towards strengthening the built trust”, the President added.

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  • prasanna Sunday, 04 October 2020 04:10 PM

    hahahaha we totally believe you everything coincident. we are not fools

    J Jayawardana Sunday, 04 October 2020 04:23 PM

    Born again, ha! No deal: no SLPP!

    Pasel Sunday, 04 October 2020 04:38 PM

    Yes no new deal but still the the old deal since2009 is still there, we all remember who ran the IDP camp

    Maalu Katta Sunday, 04 October 2020 04:48 PM

    Once Hajjul Akbar was released without any charges, though his movement sent Jihadists to Afghanistan, now another similar thing. What is actually happening?

    Antony Jude Sunday, 04 October 2020 05:19 PM

    Mr.President, We know very well your dealings with Hisbullah, Rizad and Zahran. Pls don't try to make us fool.

    BigEars Sunday, 04 October 2020 05:24 PM

    Uncle, deals are called deals because these are done behind the scenes. What a joker we have. Trump is better.

    Ram Sunday, 04 October 2020 05:43 PM

    His supporting 20A is his wish. Not a deal. These people make fake stories.

    FF Sunday, 04 October 2020 05:49 PM

    NO ONE CLAIMED THAT YOU HAD A DEAL. ONE OF THE GOVT HAD DONE THE DEAL. HE DESPERATELY WANTS ONE OF HIS MEMBERS INTO PARLIAMENT THRU NATIONAL LIST

    Lion Sunday, 04 October 2020 06:12 PM

    As it is no one will believe you all.

    Fox Sunday, 04 October 2020 06:50 PM

    Basil lookafter this matter, Rishad will support without any conditions.

    Sen Sunday, 04 October 2020 07:10 PM

    We are expecting statesman out of you,that is why we voted you, as long as you do correct thing we are with you ,but politicians famous for deal making would spoil the scene, even they are within family circle

    Kathira Monday, 05 October 2020 09:52 AM

    Dear Mr President, we voted you because you are the man of word and save our mother Lanka from extremists. please do no not fall into political agendas. still we trust you.

    Justin Leo Fernando Monday, 05 October 2020 01:40 PM

    Mr. President, please order the CID to re-investigate Rishad and his brother and take appropriate action.

    Leel Karunaratne M.K. Monday, 05 October 2020 01:50 PM

    After the release of his brother, Badurdeen had told he will join the Govt. and work as a spy to Sajith Premadasa. So be aware absorbing this poisoners serpent.

    Martin Milton Monday, 05 October 2020 06:06 PM

    We certainly hope so !! However Your Excellency has still not personally stated openly that ACSA,MCC,SOFA will not be signed by him and his Government. High time this was done to ease the anxiety of the people. THAT will then be the TRUTH., MM


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