Plan to rob ID cards
Certain opposition political parties have a plan to rob the National Identity Cards belonging to voters by threatening them in certain areas which are politically advantageous for the UPFA candidate at the forthcoming Presidential Election, said Education Minister Susil Premajayantha addressing a meeting organized by Tharuna Aruna III Independent Graduates Union held in Colombo.
The Minister said this matter had been brought to the notice of the Elections Commissioner.
There is a certain political party notorious for this robbery behind the scene. The people are still aware of those who robbed their identity cards during the 1988-89 period. Therefore it is the duty of everybody to protect the voting rights of the people, the Minister said.
It was President Mahinda Rajapaksa who cleared the way for Ranil Wickremesinghe to go around the country despite the fact that the latter gave part of the country to the LTTE through the Ceasefire Agreement of 2002. Today the JVP which started the violence in 1971 and 1988/89 has joined forces with the UNP which, in turn, put 60,000 youth on tyre pyres. Both Ranil and Somawansa are the founders of the then terror period and are now