If Hemantha accepts the case, no harm will come to Lanka e News man – Mahinda

The talk of the town yesterday (25) was the red warrant issued by the Gampaha magistrate for the arrest of Lanka e News editor Sandaruwan Senadheera through Interpol. That was such a hot topic that ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is presently touring China, was informed about it soon after his media coordinators got to know about the court order.

“See, Sir. These Yahapaalana people are doing in a couple of years what we could not do for years. This time, Interpol will surely catch the Lanka e News man and hand him over to Sri Lanka,” Uditha Lokubandara told Mahinda.

Exclaiming “What? What has happened?”, the ex-president read the news posted in a Sri Lankan website. After reading it, he has started laughing. Everyone thought that Mahinda was overjoyed by the news. However, what he said thereafter was, “If Hemantha (president’s counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya) accepts this case, no harm will come to the Lanka e News man. What Hemantha does is con people and gets his pay. How many times has he done that to me by promising to send Mangala and Ruwan behind bars? On one occasion, he asked for five million from me. I waited impatiently to watch on television how Mangala was taken in handcuffs. Every time what he said was, ‘Wait, Sir. Next time, it will definitely be done.’ Hemantha messed up the ‘Kurundu Polu’ case too. That beach boy’s scene too, was botched up. By now, he might well have conned the ‘Polonnaruwa Gamarala’ like he did to me and played out millions. Whoever comes to power, he does well. He doesn’t know any law. But, the best lawyer in Sri Lanka to con people is Hemantha.”

After what Mahinda said, no one has raised the matter. Very soon, we will hear a similar story from Mr. Maithripala Sirisena too. That is because, it is him who has appointed Mahinda’s henchman Hemantha Warnakulasuriya to the TRC. That is why it is said that ‘when there is brains, there is no power – when there is power, there is no brains.’

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