Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and the Rajapaksa regime’s most powerful official has returned to the United States where he is scheduled to hold meetings with United Nations officials in New York.
The Defence Secretary whose visit to America – where he is a citizen – has remained under wraps, held secret discussions with UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Elisson on Monday (16).
Requests for a briefing about the meeting at UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s end of the year press conference were denied citing that read outs were not usually provided for meetings with the Deputy Secretary General of the UN, New York’s Innercity Press reports.
The high level meeting has come as a major shock to UN observers given Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s role in alleged war crimes haunting the Rajapaksa regime and the allegation by UN experts that 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the war’s final months.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa also undertook a top secret visit to New Delhi recently, where he met with Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. It was his first visit to New Delhi since taking up the top post in his brother’s administration.