President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s eldest son Namal Rajapaksa MP is yet to answer questions posed by some Twitter users regarding his youngest brother’s attack on a Rugby referee last week.
On 8 May, Namal Rajapaksa said his younger brother’s attack of a Rugby referee ‘was a misunderstanding’. The response came as a reply to a Tweet by another Twitter user called Zaman Alfeoz.
Zaman asked “@RajapaksaNamal, did your younger brother Rohitha Rajapaksa attack the refree at 7 a side game… is it true?”
On 09 May, Reuters correspondent Ranga Sirilal asked Namal Rakapaksa via Twitter, “u mean that ur younger brother attacked the refree due to a misunderstanding?” (sic)
Another Twitter user asked him; “can you clarify what exactly happened? because we don’t want false accusations of your brothers,” (sic)
On 9 May, Ranga Sirilal again asked; “I’m sorry what was the misunderstanding? What exactly happened? Who attacked the referee? Who initiated the it?” (sic)
There has been no response to the rest of the tweets by Namal Rajapaksa, UPFA MP for Hambantota.