Fri, 07 May 2021 Today's Paper

Video: If this is ‘Yahapalanaya,’ may the gods have mercy on us – MR

12 March 2015 06:02 pm - 90     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says if this is ‘Yahapalanaya’ may the gods have mercy on us.

“Whenever arrests are made, the statements regarding the arrests should be issued by the IGP or the Attorney General and not by government politicians as happening now. With the development of the country is at a standstill, the people are now forced to look to the gods for mercy under the so called Yaha Palanaya,” he said.

He made these remarks when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief Prelate of Mihintale today and added that both the development and good governance of the country has deteriorated. 

He told the media that he wish anger, hatred and revenge to stop and peace and prosperity to be ushered into the country. 

“People are being unemployed and vengeance has re-emerged. The papers are filled with statements made by politicians about the pending arrests, which are normally announced by the IGP or the Attorney General. Some individuals say that so and so will be arrested within a day or two. Is this the good governance they promised?” he questioned. 

He also expressed his views on the stalling of certain development activities, which in turn he claimed has affected the jobs of labourers and engineers and prevented income generation.

“The port city project should not be stopped, as the development of such a magnitude would never be achieved by the country for centuries, and I wish development activities continue uninterrupted,” he said replying to a question posed by a journalist on the Port City issue. (Athula Bandara)
Video by Athula Bandara
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.


  Comments - 90

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.


  • kukula. Friday, 13 March 2015 10:59 AM

    The latest slogan of MR 5.8.* Million. And what next.

    Fair N Square Friday, 13 March 2015 11:00 AM

    Mahinda, ur an ex president nice to see you still holding to the satakaya unlike your bro Basil and son Namal.. Be glad that you , your family members, your henchmen and your thugs can run your mouths coz of Yaha Palanaya.. Were people able to voice their opinion when u were president? media should stop giving these idiots air time. yes for the likes of WW Musamil et all... YOU lot just were actors in a hoodwink the 5.8 million nitwits

    Eds Friday, 13 March 2015 11:04 AM

    Our true leader. People are still with you. This current illegal government has because a big fraud and corrupt in a mere 50 odd days!

    riya Friday, 13 March 2015 04:41 PM

    Under your yahapalanaya even the ministers incharge of the subjects could not give employment in the telecommunication, banking, airlines. Because everything was chanelled through the leader of the nil balakaaya that is your son. What is the use of people are educating their children.

    Vin Friday, 13 March 2015 06:12 AM

    Was your government "Yaha Palanaya"? Was your Government democratic? What are you talking Mahinda? Are telling these to people who did suffer under your regime? How about your corruptions, killing of people lime Ekeneligoda, White van abductions and people going missing? You need to be severely punished. Not punishing you is what is wrong with Yaha Palanaya.

    Cyril de Alwis Saturday, 14 March 2015 01:34 AM

    Where is your best friend "Mervin". Why is he not behind you.Cyril

    rajan vairawanathan Friday, 13 March 2015 05:05 PM

    5.8 million votes was got by cheating. the entire government machinery was abused. Government media was abused. Cutouts were abused put in illegal places. Security forces and some of the police forces were abused. Thuggery and intimidation leading upto the elections were blatantly rampant. If the current President had all this MR would have got wiped off. Further the current president came to power with the votes of all communities. Tamil and Muslim votes were only 12%. Balance were all sinhalese votes. So stop boasting about 5.8 million votes.

    Rukshani Friday, 13 March 2015 11:21 AM

    You are our hero. Forget about these ungrestful people

    Pissu peekudu Friday, 13 March 2015 05:14 PM

    talking like a newborn

    Nims Saturday, 14 March 2015 03:22 AM

    I hope that MR and his supporters read these feedback and understand where they stand

    jagath zoysa Friday, 13 March 2015 11:24 AM

    you are the real leader, My3 and Ranil are half Gents

    KAMIL Friday, 13 March 2015 05:16 PM


    Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 13 March 2015 11:26 AM

    Please stop your nonsense. we are rebirth

    Sunil Saturday, 14 March 2015 05:08 AM

    He has forgotten all his fabricated and planned abuse of justice for General Fonseka, now become a saint to pray for himself. He is trying again to misguide the public.

    sss Friday, 13 March 2015 05:30 PM

    understandably he is confused. For the first time in independent Sri Lanka there is an apparent investigation of crimes and corruption by politicians and high ranking officers

    unity Saturday, 14 March 2015 05:20 AM

    dont be a power hunger .lelax in tangalle. via DM Android App

    Ganesha Friday, 13 March 2015 05:34 PM

    5.8 million story was then now it ihas been proved stale because remote village people only listened and watched state media and its lies and the war victory. Now everyone knows who this scoundrel is.

    unity Saturday, 14 March 2015 05:21 AM

    wait gods punishment on the way via DM Android App

    Maya Friday, 13 March 2015 11:36 AM

    Blame your brothers for your current status.

    Gamini Friday, 13 March 2015 05:38 PM

    Hina Hinnaaa...Obage Pawul Palanaya hondhada? Sudhu van palanaya hodhada? Komis Palnaya Hondhada? Baleta aththi thanhawa pudumai!

    Veeanda Friday, 13 March 2015 05:39 PM

    For once he should wear paddy farmers clothes and claim solidarity with the poor paddy farmers and the likes who gave him 5.8 million votes. Weerawansa can join in amudey.

    prem Saturday, 14 March 2015 06:26 AM

    God is not so foolish to help the corrupt!

    Cobra Saturday, 14 March 2015 06:34 AM

    If not for Yahapalanaya MR. would be making that from a cell or maybe 6 ft under. So he should thank his lucky stars for Yahapalanaya!!!

    Gona Saturday, 14 March 2015 06:40 AM

    For yahapalanaya it is necessary to eliminate the corrupt starting with you.

    mack Friday, 13 March 2015 11:41 AM

    yahapalanaya looks far better than your Chinthanaya sir via DM Android App

    mahen Friday, 13 March 2015 11:51 AM

    Sorry guys he is jealous on Yahapanaya because he lost Rajapalanaya....LOL...

    roy Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:04 AM


    Vish Friday, 13 March 2015 11:56 AM

    He is a politician with a short term vision. The country cannot achieve development without Western world as we ethnic harmony. He never understood this fact during his tenure

    Buddhika Lokubandara Friday, 13 March 2015 11:56 AM

    Dear Mr. Rajapakse, it is because of the fact that Gods had Mercy on on us that you were ousted and Mr. Maithripala Sirisena was elected as the President of our Country.

    SAM Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:40 AM

    You already have them certainly. For them not repeating what you did for SF. Right?

    Perumal Friday, 13 March 2015 11:57 AM

    He thinks he is at liberty to meter out maladministration full of corruption, hatred and nepotism to others but not vice verse.

    banda Friday, 13 March 2015 06:16 PM

    under his regime, the ppl of this country were saying" may the gods have mercy on us"!

    wiren Friday, 13 March 2015 11:57 AM

    Well said MR. It is true there were lapses in your time and this is why you lost. But the present govt is worse. Soon we will be another state of India at this rate.

    boris Friday, 13 March 2015 06:56 PM

    Time to think now of Karma.

    kuthbuddin Friday, 13 March 2015 12:05 PM

    Plain truth is bitter at this moment but its sweeter on the long run.

    Reader Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:24 AM


    Dan Friday, 13 March 2015 12:07 PM

    Yes, sir, If not for Yahapalanya, by now you would be in jumpers counting bars

    Upul Friday, 13 March 2015 07:36 PM

    Why dont you look back and see what your henchmen did when you were in power. Were you asleep when those things were happening?

    Realist Friday, 13 March 2015 07:41 PM

    Development like Mattala airport?

    DayaWeerasinghe Friday, 13 March 2015 07:46 PM

    I think the Gods did their part on January 8th 2015....!!!!

    LovetheCarpenter Friday, 13 March 2015 12:20 PM

    God does have mercy on the humble, like Maithri. And brings down the proud and haughty like you - MR

    MN Friday, 13 March 2015 12:21 PM

    He still thinking that sri Lankans are still modaya kaum kanda yodaya.

    development Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:29 PM

    the port project can benefit the economy greatly if done in just way via DM Android App

    Ebathog Friday, 13 March 2015 12:55 PM

    How many Gods does this Pagan have?.

    Nattan Friday, 13 March 2015 12:57 PM

    Look at who is talking now about democracy. How many people disappeared during MR governing. How many people were arrested and put in prison without case. The treatment melted on Sarath Fonseka. The investment in Mattalan airport. Sajin Vass hitting high commssioner. Killing of Lasantha. White van abduction. Wasting public money on various meetings. Luxury life for the family. We can list. Please leave Maithiri to run the country

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 13 March 2015 08:57 AM

    Your servant is negotiating with PM to join UNP. Do you know that?

    Freebird Friday, 13 March 2015 01:11 PM

    why dont you keep your mouth shut up for some period and then talk . it is good for you our former president via DM Android App

    Mad-Hawa Friday, 13 March 2015 09:07 AM

    You did not have right to talk on Good Governance

    ssa260 Friday, 13 March 2015 09:42 PM Mahinda how you trated the war hero. Now you are the Zero

    mohamed Friday, 13 March 2015 01:28 PM

    if he had commonsense he would not allowe his family members to be ministers. In the near future we will see hoda honda sellam lot of his family members will under the custody

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 13 March 2015 09:45 PM

    You robbed the country to the Max.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 13 March 2015 09:50 PM

    You are drinking too much Sir these days.

    DOD Friday, 13 March 2015 09:24 AM

    Yes if this is Yahapalanaya you also should be in jail for the white collar robberies you have done. People who come into politics and rob the public money are spineless low standard people who cannot make a living out of their own effort.

    LaVijaya Friday, 13 March 2015 01:45 PM

    I feel sorry for MR. He had ample time to do what MS doing today. At least now he should retire out of politics and let time and space solve his current issues

    Rotten Tomatoes Friday, 13 March 2015 09:26 AM

    How about the day light murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge ?

    J Palitha Friday, 13 March 2015 09:52 PM

    Next PM from UPFA is Nimal not you.

    mailman Friday, 13 March 2015 01:47 PM

    Big talk from the author of parapalanaya. via DM Android App

    siribiris Friday, 13 March 2015 09:28 AM

    Look back, four men behind you do not impress me. They look like hired thugs. Always keep some pleasant faces behind.

    anti-Baiya Friday, 13 March 2015 09:31 AM

    ha ha ha...look whos talking .... where was the law back then?

    sampath Friday, 13 March 2015 01:57 PM

    cant you remember what you did to SF sorry you dont have the rights to talk about yahapalanaya anymore. via DM Android App

    punchi banda Friday, 13 March 2015 10:00 PM

    oh M/R better check your brain as you have forgotten what your govt did.If this is not yaha palanaya was yours asset multiplying palanaya.

    Dalit Prawasi Tuesday, 17 March 2015 03:33 PM

    Yahapalanaya is a promise given to win the elction. The real meaning is follow the directions given by the Indian Imperialists.

    Fassey Friday, 13 March 2015 02:03 PM

    Biggest mercy from God is saving the country from the Rajapaksa family.

    kamal Friday, 13 March 2015 09:33 AM

    What a joke man ? You do not worry about this Yahapalanaya, because you do not even understand the basic of it. so, your comments are null and void.

    Jayantha Friday, 13 March 2015 09:36 AM

    What "Palanaya" was there in your time? Was that Palanaya better than this? You cheated people for 10 years. Do not try to continue.

    lkboy Friday, 13 March 2015 09:36 AM

    Of course, there was only "gava palanaya" back then.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 13 March 2015 09:45 AM

    Today supreme court has issued summons to Ranil, the judge is assured that he will not be victimized under Yahapalanaya. You allow Chinese Nuclear subs to dock in Colombo to antagonize other countries in this area, today Yahapalanaya welcomes Modi or Jiang, but will not welcome Nuclear material enter Sri Lanka on a matter of principle keeping to non aligned policy. Once a humbug, you will always be a humbug.

    willowsd Friday, 13 March 2015 09:46 AM

    Gods will not and cannot help crooks, looters, thugs etc.

    Don nimal Friday, 13 March 2015 02:21 PM

    Tell the truth my friend. What would you have done to MY3 if you had won. You are very fortunate that you were not dragged by your two feet like you did to Sarath Fonseka

    faizel Friday, 13 March 2015 09:52 AM


    Kelum Friday, 13 March 2015 10:00 AM

    A sour loser if there was ever one!

    karsha Friday, 13 March 2015 10:04 AM

    GOD had mercy on us when you were defeted

    Fassey Friday, 13 March 2015 03:13 PM

    You think your "Pawul Palanaya" is bette? Fly a kite

    upali Friday, 13 March 2015 10:18 AM

    People are with you.

    GIRIGORIS Friday, 13 March 2015 03:26 PM


    T Wickramaratna Friday, 13 March 2015 03:36 PM

    Yes Upali, The wimal, gamanpila category who feel that they have not collected enough are all behind you for well known reasons

    Anura Friday, 13 March 2015 10:23 AM

    Mahinda Rajapaksa says the truth. See the way Rajitha talks to the media depicting him as a very straight forward polititian covering his corrupt political past. Srilankans know who these polititians are.

    J Palitha Friday, 13 March 2015 10:35 PM

    Hon. MR, your mental status seems to be very poor, better forget about politics and rest at home.

    TONY Friday, 13 March 2015 03:38 PM


    michael Friday, 13 March 2015 10:37 PM

    This is better than maralpalanaya

    J Palitha Friday, 13 March 2015 10:40 PM

    Honestly, go to Carlton and check .... MR drinks too much and scold everyone in filth. Very bad behavior.

    tester Friday, 13 March 2015 10:33 AM

    You build a big place in Yahapalanaya

    das Friday, 13 March 2015 10:39 AM

    Better than arsecharya

    das Friday, 13 March 2015 10:39 AM

    Better than arsecharya

    horagediya Friday, 13 March 2015 03:51 PM

    God left us when SF was arested immediatly after presidential election at that time. Though its little better now its not enough god to have mercy on us.

    kan Friday, 13 March 2015 10:41 AM

    Do not fool prelates, it is sin. Speak truth.

    Jim K Friday, 13 March 2015 10:41 AM

    Kimbul Kandulu just stay at home.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 13 March 2015 10:43 AM

    Whatever mistakes committed by the present transition regime it cannot absolve the heinous crimes committed

    imwith47 Friday, 13 March 2015 04:51 AM

    100% agree with this statement.

    Dilan Friday, 13 March 2015 10:55 AM

    The Gods had mercy on us, that is why out of nowhere you suddenly lost the presidential election!Even the Gods have had enough of you and your gang of thieves.Due to your Govt. we had;* No media freedom* No Human Rights* No freedom of speech* White van culture* Rampant crime (i.e. murders, rapes...)* Rampant corruption* Sri Lanka became the drug capital of SE Asia* Public funds wasted - Mattala Airport* Public funds wasted - Magampura Port* Public funds wasted - Mihin Air* Majority of Foreign Service your political appointments* Sri Lanka lost fish export rights to the EU* Lost good diplomatic relations with most countries* Cost of living sky rocketed. The list goes on and on...May justice prevail!

Add comment

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.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Emergency berthing of M.V BBC Naples at Hambantota Port: SL Atomic Energy Act violated

Even though Sri Lankan waters appear to be calm, geopolitically speaking, the

“We are just giving it away for Yuan” SLPP Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

The basic idea is to safeguard the nation. We are doing politics not for our

Port City Economic Commission Bill; Separate state in the horizon?

Political parties including the Opposition have raised concerns over transpar

Security Threats Faced by TNA Jaffna District MP Sumanthiran

Two days before the advent of the “Pilava” April New Year on April 12, C

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.