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National Anthem sung in Tamil: MR expresses surprise


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed surprise about the National Anthem being sung in Tamil during the Independence Day celebrations on February 4.

He said this was something no one had expected.

Rajapaksa said that by doing so, those who decided on the move have created a problem where none existed. w

Speaking at a public event in Polpithigama, Kurunegala, he said feelings of animosity could surface by forcing something on the people which they had never requested. He said several Tamil and Muslim politicians had called him and criticised the move describing it as one which could create unnecessary problems. Making a scathing attack on the government, Rajapaksa noted that the people who elected the present rulers were in a state of despair as they have failed to deliver in all fronts.

He said development initiatives which were ushered during his tenure have now come to a halt.

Rajapaksa also denied various charges of misconduct against him and his family and identified them as efforts of a continuing political witch-hunt. 


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You gave a speech in Tamil at UN assembly and got the credit for speaking in Tamil for the first time of the history even India failed to do so. This is your hypocrisy

Can Sri Lankan Muslims sing national anthem in Taliban language?------ I am Jessica Cabraal from Moratuwa & Specialized in Insurance and working as a General Manager.

When you were in Office you forced people to accept things they never asked for and indeed never wanted. On you hippocrite.

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