Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today declared that it was time to end this tyrant regime which came into power in the guise of ‘yahapalanaya’ and restore peace Mahinda Rajapaksa brought to Sri Lanka.
“This yahapalanaya regime is much worst than of even Hitler’s rule,” he told news reporters outside the Kaduwela Magistrate Court soon after his nephew, Yoshitha Rajapaksa, along with four others were remanded for allegedly committing financial irregularities at the Carlton Sports Network (CSN).
Rajapaksa went on to say that the arrest was an act of revenge by the current administration led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
“This is what they have been trying to do for the past one year since coming into power, but taking revenge from a child is wrong,” he said.
Rajapaksa added that during the war it was difficult to enlist youth to fight against the LTTE, and then he had personally spoken to Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife, Shiranthi and requested them to release a son. “I asked them to give me one of their sons so that it can be a boost for other families, and today that child who came to fight the war has been arrested,” he said.
Rajapaksa went on to say that his brother, Mahinda was instrumental in saving the lives of thousands of people, by ending the war. “But, to hurt such a man by arresting his child…., no one will ever approve of this.”
“By saying its Yahapalanaya, they have brought in a very tyrant administration. We must end this and restore the peace that we once had,” the former defence secretary who has been embroiled in the controversial ‘white van’ abductions said. (By Munza Mushtaq © CT)