The recent interviews of would be Presidential Candidate and former Secretary to the ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa with Kalum Bandara and Gagani Weerakoon totally exposes his lack
of any political acumen. It would be most dangerous for Sri Lanka even to consider such a pseudo patriot ever running for any political office let alone for Presidency.
The erstwhile younger Rajapaksa in his interviews goes ON Record to say that the USA and other Western Countries brought pressure on the Mahinda Rajapaksa government to stop the war during the last stages and that they (including him) did not permit it. The rest is now history.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa is highlighted in the media carrying floral tributes from Temple to Temple seeking to veer Buddhist majority to accept that Sri Lanka is predominantly for Buddhists only. This is the implied sentiment in capturing the required majority through Sinhala Buddhist votes.
Let us accept that the USA and Western powers did use pressure to stop the war during the last stages as he goes on record. Let us accept that his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa and himself resisted vehemently and finished off the LTTE leadership and thereby won the war. Good.
So if Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the self appointed future leader of the Sinhala Buddhists (the monks think so too as do the extremist Buddhists) did all to resist the USA and Western powers to stop the war during the last stages CONTINUE TO RETAIN HIS US CITIZENSHIP even to this date, as admitted by him? Not only Gotabaya Rajapaksa, his entire family are citizens of United States of America. Even to date his children live overseas. So much so for the great patriot who wants to make Sri Lanka for Sinhala/Buddhists. Is he not the biggest traitor? Should not Field Marshall speak to Hard Talk’s Stephen Sackur the same way Gota did?
God forbid Sri Lanka. God forbid Sri Lankans’ for lack of clarity in their thought processes. (By Suranimala Umagiliya)