Prof Gamini Keerawella, an avid commentator in another era who maintained a conspicuous silence for almost nine years on the many excesses of the recently ousted Mahinda Rajapaksa regime whose ideological preferences were at odds with his, has requested Colombo Telegraph to publish one of his articles.
Keeerawella wrote to CT; “I am sending herewith an article on the defeat of Rajapaksa regime. I wish to publish it in Colombo Telegraph also as it has wider circulation.”
Colombo Telegraph is not inclined to publish his article in the usual format reserved for contributors for the following reasons: a) Keerawella’s strange and unacceptable silence over the past 9 years explanation for which he is yet to furnish, b) the fact that Keerawella was a beneficiary of monies running into millions during Chandrika Kumaratunga’s tenure as President when he served in several organizations such as NIPU which did little justice to the investment made.
Keerawella is an advisor to the former President Kumaratunga (2002-2003, 2004-2005) and received a political appointment as the Secretary to the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, National Integration and Mineral Resources Development (2000-2001).