Responding to Namal Rajapaksa’s frustration, of his mother Shiranthi Rajapaksa being hauled by the FCID for questioning, the former CJ Shirani Bandaranayake‘s son reminded of the hardships his family had endure due to the harrassment of the Rajapaksa regime.
Commenting under Namal Rajapaksa’s official Facebook page status, the former CJ Shirani Banadaranayake’s son Shaveen Bandaranayake Kariyawasam said: “Mr. Rajapaksa, you tend to forget those who you’ve left in your wake. My mother, father, aunt, uncle nor I were politicians. Yet, your government moved swiftly to condemn, vilify and harass us throughout the past 2 1/2 years. How must I have felt when my parents were called before the Bribery Commission? How must I have felt seeing them being carted day after day to courts? How must I have felt seeing them being defamed by the government media that you so eloquently manipulated during your rule? Before you seek sympathy or support, ‘audi alteram partem’. You are an attorney, look that up”.
Namal’s original Facebook post read; “My Mother just received a notice to appear before the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). My Mother has always stayed away from politics. Does she deserve this harassment?! “Yahapalanaya” seems just a facade for this government. Vengeance isn’t “good governance.” Targeting my Mother proves it. President Rajapaksa and I, as politicians, are always ready to face political vengeance. But I wish they would leave my Mother & brothers alone.”