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No extremists, act of sabotage: Weerasekara

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Refuting the reports that yesterday's incident in Mirihana was led by an extremist group, Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara said it was not but was an act of sabotage.

"I don't think they were extremist elements. It was only an act of sabotage. They have come to stage a protest and started damaging the vehicles and public property. That prompted the police to use tear gas" he said.

He said people have to bear the brunt of the pressure to get gas, fuel and suffer due to power cuts. We as politicians also should bear the responsibility.

The  Government is finding solutions to these issues now. People have a right to protest. But, they cannot resort to acts of sabotage" he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)


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  • Lanka Friday, 01 April 2022 03:04 PM

    No extremist no sabotage. Only citizens don’t charge the route citizens are fade-up with you all. Because you all enjoying we are suffering. You visited to. U A. E. What about leadership? How are the treatment for expatriates. You must learn from U. A. E. leaders. If never learn if not learn from them. Once again visit to U. A. E. and learn and study than come.

    Saroj Friday, 01 April 2022 03:11 PM

    This time the extremism tool didn't bear fruit?

    Biggest question Friday, 01 April 2022 03:14 PM

    Good conclusion. What next

    Nuwan Friday, 01 April 2022 03:14 PM

    Uncle immediately send some jungis to those who were arrested

    Karunasena Friday, 01 April 2022 03:18 PM

    Then Who is correct ? President or You. Why contradictory statements? Is it to divert peoples attention

    Freddy Foxx Friday, 01 April 2022 03:24 PM

    Extremism or sabotage, what does it matter, We all saw extremism acted out to the full. This clown always find a smoke screen to hide during a crisis.

    Freddy Foxx Friday, 01 April 2022 03:24 PM

    Extremism or sabotage, what does it matter, We all saw extremism acted out to the full. This clown always find a smoke screen to hide during a crisis.

    Fernando Friday, 01 April 2022 03:34 PM

    Ordinary people have no idea what to believe any more. All political parties are playing games making all of us blxxdy fools.

    Sammy Friday, 01 April 2022 03:36 PM

    Who are the suspected extremists? This card is being played to deflect the real issues and sufferings the people are experiencing now, due to incompetent governance.

    Punchi Banda Friday, 01 April 2022 03:38 PM

    Since independence our political leaders have sabotaged our right to live good harmonies lives by pandering to base instincts, hatreds and mythology preached by those clad in saffron robes

    Roy Friday, 01 April 2022 03:43 PM

    You are the most idiot

    Frustrated 69 lakshe Friday, 01 April 2022 03:59 PM

    It’s some kind of reasonable explanation compare to other Jokers talked today like Kingsly, Pranna.

    Tj Friday, 01 April 2022 04:04 PM

    Police st fire to their own vehicles dontvthink we are fools ok.

    Ram Friday, 01 April 2022 04:06 PM

    Why don't you get out of the country before they surround your house? Near future will not be rosy

    Johan Friday, 01 April 2022 05:23 PM

    Sabotage is done by the government contractors to mislead.

    Subir Friday, 01 April 2022 05:28 PM

    When the entire crisis is crawling economic crisis and is really having nightmare to get essential supplies, why is the post of president required? A president post is nothing but wasting country people's money and making them suffer, while this idiot is enjoying all the luxury

    ravin Friday, 01 April 2022 05:30 PM

    Preciously, At last someone is responding positively. It s the public anger nothing else. We can't ruled out some elements may have got entangled and make opportunistic acts. Other than that it is a public anger.

    REEZ Friday, 01 April 2022 05:38 PM

    Mauritius a small Island see how they prospered. This F....ng bastards ruined the nation. Very much frustrated about these clowns.

    More to come shortly ..... Friday, 01 April 2022 05:45 PM

    One Country, One Law, One Jungle, One Dictatorship Family!!

    Mandayan Friday, 01 April 2022 05:45 PM

    All these idiots got elected by boasting how they killed citizens of this country in the North and now they are caught off handed and in no time they will get back to what they are good at: White vans, shootings and killings.

    Ranaweera Friday, 01 April 2022 05:55 PM

    Extremists want the President out. They want to get their Minister posts so that they can bring in their supporters into those posts. We have to take strong action here. This is not what we want right now.

    Em Friday, 01 April 2022 06:08 PM

    Extremists means all they were Muslims?

    Sunil Friday, 01 April 2022 06:13 PM

    You can start counting the matchsticks remaining at the scene.

    Kps Friday, 01 April 2022 06:20 PM

    Mr. Minister, no extremisms no sabotage simply people wants to get rid off the Government

    Randy Friday, 01 April 2022 06:35 PM

    Call it what you may, bottom line, give the people the basic needs. You people think your special, won't stay in traffic, no lines, government paying your bills, and you think everyone else has to bend over and accept your government's incompetence, neglect and thievery?. NEVER!!!

    Gune Friday, 01 April 2022 06:59 PM

    Go home joker

    kukula Friday, 01 April 2022 07:04 PM

    The extremist group are the members of Avent gard

    Lanka Friday, 01 April 2022 07:06 PM

    People are fighting for their basic day to day livelihoods, basic needs while the wealthy sit in their comfortable homes. Just open your eyes.

    N SENA Friday, 01 April 2022 07:48 PM

    THE WORST EVER CLUELESS MINISTER.

    Patriot Friday, 01 April 2022 08:03 PM

    Name politicians who are charged under ECONOMIC SABOTAGE ACT since Independence.

    Narasingha Friday, 01 April 2022 08:51 PM

    This extremes and sabotages are expression of the suffered nation. While Government neglects to understand the people`s mind, they are to be eradicated by force.

    N SENA Saturday, 02 April 2022 07:55 PM

    TAKE GOTA AND GO HOME

    Decengent Saturday, 02 April 2022 08:30 PM

    Fitst of all u shouldn't have been appointed as Minister. You r a bootlicker of the Rajapakses. What do u know of politics? Get lost n resign n go home.


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