“I’m a bureaucrat who served for the country, if they are treating me like this, no civil servant will work for this country, this is a political witch-hunt” former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today addressing the protestors outside the Bribery and Corruption Commission against the summoning of Rajapaksa. Gotabaya, who portrays himself as a law abiding citizen, thanked the protesters for coming. The protest was carried out despite an order issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrate yesterday banning the protest.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa‘s younger brother, Gotabaya arrived at the Bribery Commission this morning after he was summoned to record a statement over various allegations, including alleged irregularities at Mihin Lanka when he was the Chairman and Avant Garde and Rakna Lanka. According to reports his lawyers requested more time as the matter he was questioned was different from the one which was informed to him.
Former President’s another brother, former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who was accused of committing fraud under the ‘Divi neguma’ fund was remanded till May 5th by the Kaduwela magistrate last night.