2015-05-31

Rajapaksa campaigners of Sri Lanka promote IS type stoning to death of police officers who probe their crimes

Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa whose entire immediate family is under the threat of being arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of police for their past actions has mobilized his cohorts to spread violence.

In the video posted below, Southern Provincial Councilor D.V. Upul, a close associate of Rajapaksa family, demands Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Namal Rajapaksa to let him to stone the officials from Police Constables onward of the FCID to death under a future government of the Rajapaksas.

Smiling Namal Rajapaksa is sitting on the stage while the audience applauds the violent appeal of the Provincial Councillor.

Sri Lanka, a Buddhist country, has never recorded any incident of stoning men or women to death in its history. The practice is reported only from the mostly under developed, war torn rural areas of Pakistan which are under the influence of Islamic State type terrorists.

This hateful statement is clear violation of human rights. It is a direct death threat to a selected group of police officers who serve in a duly appointed special division of police. It is also anti-state and terrorist statement which can be dealt under criminal and prevention of terrorism laws.

Entire Rajapaksa family is facing corruption and criminal charges which are being investigated now. Wife of Mahinda Rajapaksa, Shiranthi, is accused of misusing public funds providing false identity card number mentioned as 222222222V to open a bank account for a foundation handled by her.

Mahinda's son Namal Rajapaksa's personal security officer was arrested while getting closer to President Maithripala Sirisena at a meeting hiding a revolver. Namal Rajapaksa lied that the security officer was carrying only a bottle of water.

Mahinda's second son Yoshitha Rajapaksa, a Navy officer is accused of receiving undue privileges. An investigation is underway regarding the killing of a former rugby captain of Sri Lanka and Yoshitha's name has been mentioned in the probe as a suspect.

Mahinda's brother Basil is in remand for misusing millions of rupees of public funds. Mahinda's other sibling Gotabaya Rajapaksa is also to be arrested for a massive fraud.

Rajapaksa family calls the investigations political revenge although the probes are based on clear evidence.