Minister P Harrison has said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is suffering from රාජ උණ (an obsession with royalty) that cannot be cured by any type of medication.
While making these remarks during a press conference held today, the Minister had said MR should take cues from the results of the recent Presidential election and realize that people have in fact rejected him.
“Every other President before him retired – but he, after holding an arbitrary election even before his term ended – was voted out by the people. He should realize that the people have rejected him,” he said.
The Minister went on to say that a few politicians including Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila, Dinesh Gunawardena and Vasudeva Nanayakkara without a political future are the ones who have forced him to attempt to re-enter politics since they are well aware that their future security in politics depends on the survival of MR. “They have latched on him like leeches and would push MR into more trouble that he already is in,” he added.
He had went on to state that MR should take pointers from President Sirisena on how to give up and form former President JR Jayawadena on how to behave like a gentleman after leaving the position.