MR: Be more democratic and pragmatic!


I refute the recent statement made in Jaffna by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary and present presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, only protected themselves and the people close to them during their ten year reign of the country. The Prime Minister should honestly and genuinely remember that the brutal war for the separation of the country was successfully thwarted by them.

I vividly remember the Kebitigollava massacre of innocent villagers, of about 30 being brutally knifed by the savage LTTE, and I fervently think after seeing this brutal massacre, that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would have firmly vowed to eliminate the beastly LTTE and free the country from terrorism.

We all thank him for doing it. He is an audacious and capable leader. After the war, President Mahinda Rajapaksa maintained peace in the country, and the people were able to move freely without any fear, in contrast to the Prime Minister’s allegation in Jaffna.

I strongly feel his defeat in the last presidential election was a loss to the country, and truly a set back to the country’s security. I wish in his future endeavors he should think pragmatically, and act more democratically -- treating all people alike.


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