Mahinda Rajapakse lies about his security to win public sympathy
While the deposed president Mahinda Rajapakse is griping and grumbling that his security detail is inadequate, prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the other hand revealed in parliament yesterday (25) the security contingent provided to Mahinda is well in excess of those provided to the incumbent president and the prime minister (P.M.)
The P.M. made this comment in response to the statement made by opposition M.P. Dinesh Gunawardena that the security detail made available to ex president is unsatisfactory.
The P.M. pointed out , a security detail comprising 105 police officers and 104 members of the three forces has been lavished upon the ex president ! In addition ,the P.M. making a special statement disclosed , the defeated president who is on pension is provided with the following :
3 motor bicycles of the armed forces
A cab vehicle
3 Land Rovers
3 Double cabs
2 large buses
2 Benz cars
BMW heavy security jeep
Besides , 750 liters of fuel for the BMW jeep , and a further 1200 liters fuel for the two buses are also supplied .
3 ASPs , 7 police inspectors and 8 sub inspectors with appropriate powers are among his police security personnel , while among the security personnel which comprises the forces, there are 14 members of the Navy , army and air force with appropriate powers , P.M. further elaborated.
The P.M. explaining further said , an ambulance is also provided to him , and among the special security accoutrements there are ambulances, bomb disposal devices, explosive device equipments and claymore mine detectors , and they are of the most modern kind.
While this huge security detail with the latest security equipments are provided to the deposed president which massive security even the president or the P.M. of the country do not have , the security contingent of Kumaran Pathmanathan alias K.P. of the former LLTE cadre who joined with Rajapakse has also not been curtailed in any way , the P.M. highlighted.
The P.M. questioned while all this massive security detail has been supplied to the defeated president , is it the futile hope of the opposition to win over the sympathy of the public by making false allegations that Mahinda Rajapakse’s security had been whittled down?