The gallantry of the soldiers is held in high esteem by the Sinhala majority community
UNP national organiser Navin Dissanayake even called for the appointment of presidential commission to probe his remarks
His popularity waned further after he made critical remarks of His Eminence Cardinal Malcom Ranjith at an SJB election rally in Medirigiriya, Polonnaruwa this week
In an era with advanced communication technology and the alert media, politicians are required to carefully calculate in advance the possible ramifications of what they should say before the people, be it in urban areas or in the remotest corners of the country.
Public remarks, made without proper calculations of their pros and cons, weighed heavily on two politicians this week. One is LTTE commander-turned-ruling party politician Vinayagamurthy Muralitharan aka Karuna Amman, and the other is former Minister Harin Fernando.