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Following the disclosure made by the tiger terrorist and spokesman of the tiger terrorist arm the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) Suren Surendiran to the pro-tiger terrorist Canada based “Oru” newspaper that the UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera held secret discussions with the GTF on their future strategy to revive tiger terrorism in Sri Lanka and globally, the patriotic people of Matara district vehemently condemn Samaraweera’s alignment with the tiger terrorists.
They point out that Samaraweera started his politics in the district in 1988 as a poor politicians without even having a three wheeler and travelling around Matara town in a bicycle and after assuming a Ministerial post under the Chandrika government, became suspected as a person helping the tiger terrorists in their money laundering activities perhaps due to his relationship with the terrorist leader Prabhakaran as his aunt who functioned as his Private Secretary is the widow of Kumar Anandan (the swimmer) of Velvettithurai who is believed to be related to Prabhakaran. The people question as to how Samaraweera, who did not even have decent furniture to welcome visitors to his former house at 3rd cross road in Walpola amassed wealth to build a palatial mansion in Panadura overlooking the Bolgoda lake.
They also point out that his father betrayed Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike and the people of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party by joining the UNP and Mangala Samaraweera surpassing his father's treachery has betrayed the country by his collaboration with the tiger terrorists. They also say it is an act unbecoming for a person from the Matara district which has produced many patriotic individuals including Anagarika Dharmapala and Munidasa Cumaratunge.
People of Matara district also claim that Mangala Samaraweera would never have become a politician or a Parliamentarian if President Mahinda Rajapaksa neglecting his own political campaign in the Hambantota district in the 1989 General Election had not canvassed their support for Samaraweera by visiting Matara on an almost daily basis and taking Mangala Samaraweera in Mr. Rajapaksa's vehicle to prominent people in the district. They say the contribution made by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa for Mangala Samaraweera to become a Parliamentarian was clearly evident with the fact that Samaraweera was able to get elected only to the 4th place out of the 5 People's Alliance MPs got elected to Matara district in the 1994 General Election even under a popular wave of support for the People's Alliance throughout the country at that time.
They also point out that due to his magnanimous nature President Mahinda Rajapaksa gave two Ministerial portfolios to Mangala Samaraweera, the portfolios of Foreign Affairs and Ports and Shipping and Mangala Samaraweera bungled in both Ministries by making Sri Lanka to vote at the UN in support of Israel and against the Palestinians and totally neglecting the construction of the Hambantota harbor on the behest of the shipping tycoons connected to the Singapore harbor. They say that it is believed that even the medical expenses of his mother in Singapore were borne by these Singaporean shipping tycoons.
They also point out that the ungrateful Mangala following the principles of Hitler’s propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbles, made a spate of statements during the last Presidential elections to bestow the ownerships of all large estates, luxury hotels, new buildings being built etc to the President, the Defense Secretary or to the Minister Mr. Basil Rajapaksa etc., and all these have been proved false and Mangala’s day dreams.
They also say that Mr. Mangala Samaraweera got elected to Parliament under the UNP candidacy in the last General Election because of the preferential voting system and the traditional vote base for UNP in the district and his rejection even by UNPers was demonstrated by the new comer to parliamentary politics Buddhika Pathirana getting several thousand more votes than Samaraweera.
The people of Matara district say that if Mangala Samaraweera thinks that people of Matara still support him despite his treacherous and anti national activities they challenge him to contest the next General Elections as an independent candidate and prove that he is still supported by the people of Matara district.(niz)