Janaka rejects police bodyguards

  • 20 Jul 2008 22:17:36 GMT

    This is not surprising from a Government which has adopted a carrot and stick policy to-wards its political opponents.Its virtually a part of `Mahinda Chintanaya` which provides security personnel from the elite STF to its political buddies like Weerawansa,the child solider turned Chief Minister of the Eastern province and several others who suck upto it, While depriving security to those who oppose it.It will be recalled how this Govt removed the security of several politicians including Rauff Hakeem,Mano Ganeshan,Late Anura Bandaranaike (after he crossed the floor during the budget debate)Jayalath Jayawardene whose security was restored after the Supreme Court order.

    We as a nation have to be grateful to a genuine war hero who has contributed immensely to secure the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our country irrespective of his political affiliations.It is a tragic irony that we provide protection to `former terrorists` turned politicians and deny security to a war hero turned politician.

  • 20 Jul 2008 23:11:02 GMT

    [Government should protect this man. Regardless of politics, this is a General who deserves some respect ]

    Ruhunu,

    Janaka P used to be a Major General.....but accepted an SLFP appointment as Ambassodor to Australia.....and during this time as Ambassador he developed a Keen interest in business...

    Today, According to his own Nomination Papers he is an Australian Business Tycoon.

    Government has offered him Police Security, but he has refused. So, Govt. should not give him any security now. Janaka should have accepted the Police security, if he had security concerns.....

    Janaka and the UNP are trying to use this security issue as a campaign issue.....and the Govt. is happy to let the UNP carry on and screw themselves.....

    See what happenned to Traitor Ranil in the East???? Traitor Ranil was begging for Govt. Helicopter rides and screwed up the Election....

  • 20 Jul 2008 23:15:51 GMT

    [ Asked to elaborate, he said his security contingent should be double in strength to that of UPFA Chief Ministerial candidate Berty Premalal Dissanayake s group.]

    These are external measures indicating that these persons lack the inner strength. Only when they feel part of the people that the can lead the people in such an environment. When one feels for the people the people will protect. That is the only real protection

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - Australian Tamil of Jaffna origin

  • 20 Jul 2008 23:20:09 GMT

    [Vowing that he firmly believed in militarily crushing the LTTE,]

    Anus-am Nana has also said that he supports the Forces and the War Effort.....

    But Here`s the problem:

    Traitor Ranil and Mangala say that the War must STOP immediately and Peace talks must begin.....Traitor Ranil said this in India barely one month ago.

    Anusam says that he supports the Forces and the War.....

    But UNP(Anusam/Traitor Ranil Faction) Cheif Opposition Whip Joseph Michael Perera says that Army Commander Sarath Foneksa is direclty responsible for White Van abductions....

    The left hand is contradicting the right hand in the desperate UNP(Traitor Ranil/Anusam faction)

  • 20 Jul 2008 23:22:33 GMT

    [When one feels for the people the people will protect. That is the only real protection ]

    Gaja Lakshmi,

    Are you mocking us or are you talking in some laguage that I don`t understand?

    People Loved General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, still he was killed.

    People loved Dr. Lukshman Kardirgamar, yet he was killed.

    So what are you talking about?

  • 20 Jul 2008 23:27:41 GMT

    He is still to became a peoples leader.there may be thousand security conses leaders in the country.

    If he tries to highlight Military wins to his political life he want be a peoples leader.

    With ruling party consolidating power in those provinces,any candidate has to prove there ability`s beyond any question.

  • 20 Jul 2008 23:31:22 GMT

    [Government has offered him Police Security, but he has refused. So, Govt. should not give him any security now. Janaka should have accepted the Police security, if he had security concerns.....

    ]

    Gamiya,

    This four-man squad is an insult to this man. More importantly, it will endanger the the lives of four security personnel themselves becuase there is no adequate force.

    I don`t like Ranils politics, but this man put his life on the line for the country, and for that our nation has to be greatful.

  • 20 Jul 2008 23:53:24 GMT

    Ruhuna,

    This person with many others as you have written made a sacrifice to the country.

    When it comes to political scenario things quit different..see what went with Mangala,SB and Anura very soon Indian PM.

    They have some talent to reach heights close to the peak but fail to keep them.. make others to rally round.

    JP was a commander leading battle front SF was his deputy..both suffered at the hands of politicians at there promotions.

    JP will try but things not very easy for his party to make a important person to win.

    therefor he will learn it after the elections...that the platform was not correct.

  • 21 Jul 2008 00:16:07 GMT

    [ but this man put his life on the line for the country, and for that our nation has to be greatful.]

    The SLFP Govt. was very grateful to this Former Military officer, Janaka P. SLFP Govt. made him an Ambassodor to Australia. Traitor Ranil`s Govt did nothing for Janaka and Janaka remained as Ambassodor for Australia during Traitor Ranil`s 2001 premiership, While some Austin Fernando who had not even played with a toy Gun during his childhood was appointed as Defense Secretary.

    Please remeber One thing Ruhuu, Military is Military and Politics is Politics. Govt simply cannot give elite security to each and every retired Military Officer in whose sarong, Traitor Ranil decides to hide....

    UNP(Traitor Ranil Faction) will be happy if Gotabhaya`s or Sarath Fonseka`s security is reduced and assigned to Janaka P. This is what Prabha wants too. So that it will be easier to get at Gotabhaya and Sarath Fonseka.....Tiger`s tried to Assasinate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Sarath Fonseka but failed due to High Security......

    No body who is supporting the UNP(Traitor Ranil Faction) is under any Security threat. This is why Traitor Ranil can go around freely all over sri lanka....

    Now, if Janaka P. was not a Traitor Ranil supporter, then ofcourse the Tiger`s will try to get rid of him.

    UNP can go ahead and fake an assasination attempt on Janaka P, two days before polling day....We the Gamiya`s fully expect this to happen and are ready for it...

  • 21 Jul 2008 00:20:05 GMT

    The TRUE colors of MR is here for EVERYONE TO SEE.

    [War heros like Janaka Perera have no place. ONLY THUGS, DRUG DEALERS, CONTRACT KILLERS are protected under our SRI ROHANA Mahinda rajapakshas junta. ]

    Janaka perera is given NO SECURITY.

    However thugs, murders, crontact killers, drug dealers (MRs BASE)... are given helicopters, bullet proof cars, body guards armed to the teeth...

    [http://www.nation.lk/2008/07/20/news22.htm

    The country s President and Prime Minister are not the only ones who are providential to travel by helicopter in Sri Lanka whenever they desire, it seems, with even the non-cabinet ministers the likes of Mervyn Silva appearing to enjoy such pleasures.

    Students from two leading international schools, who were playing a cricket match semi final on Friday narrowly escaped harm when, even without a forewarning, a helicopter from nowhere landed at the Shalika Grounds at Park Road, Colombo 5.

    Soon after the incident security officers charged into the grounds and shut all the gates except for one narrow gate, an eyewitness told The Nation.

    A few moments later, non-Cabinet Labour Minister Mervyn Silva appeared and boarded the helicopter and flew off.]