Sunday, April 06, 2008
I already said this is one bad year for for MPs and it seems more so for MPs in the Gampaha District in Sri Lanka. Jayaraj Fernandopulle, the minister of Commerce and strongman of the SLFP has been a target of the LTTE for sometime now, it's generally believed that the claymore mine which killed Minister D.M. Dassanayake was intended on Jeyaraj Fernandopulle.
Jeyeraj knew the threats to his life, but he didn't take security arrangements seriously. Much to his family's distress. He was an ambitious guy as well, he has come a long way in politics and more recently has had an ambition to be Prime Minister. He was genuinely popular in his constituency, so much so that there is a Perahara in his honor in Negombo.
There's a lot I can say about Jeyaraj, but I'd rather let the man rest in peace. To be honest, I'm kind of sad.