VIDEO: Need separate workshop to talk about Rajapaksa lawlessness - Mangala

VIDEO: Need separate workshop to talk about Rajapaksa lawlessness - Mangala

June 21, 2013   04:57 pm

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Charging that President Mahinda Rajapaksa and members of his family act as if the common laws of the country don’t concern them, UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera today stated that the rest of the government politicians are following the example set by the President.  

Ministers, their children, Provincial Councilors and Pradehsiya Sabha members are involved in murders, rape, child molestation and even abusing teachers, however there have been no punishments for them, he claimed, speaking at a press conference today.

Referring to a recent remark by Minister Maithripala Siridena that the SLFP central committee has taken a decision regarding Minister Mervyn Silva, the parliamentarian charged that a similar claim was made last year and Mervyn Silva ended up getting a better post.

Similarly under the Rajapaksa rule no one connected to that party are punished for misdeeds, he said while pointing out that so far only the Chairman of the Mawanella Pradeshiya Sabha has been sentenced to death.

Mr Samaraweera alleged that even that PS chairman was sentenced to death only because he criticized the Rajapaksa government.

He further stated that a separate “workshop” will be needed to speak about the “lawlessness” of the Rajapaksa family.


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