Refuting the claims made by the Opposition on each of the Rajapaksa ‘princes’ owning a private chopper, the eldest ‘prince’ MP Namal Rajapaksa in a most absurd response has stated that the helicopters in reference are only toys that were gifted to them as kids.
Addressing a UPFA rally yesterday, Namal has said that when he saw news reports of the three helicopters gifted to him and his two siblings by their father, he had rushed home to check whether the reports were true.
“He had not bought us helicopters. There were only the three toy helicopters that he bought for us as kids during a trip to Kataragama. The Opposition has been referring to these toys. If they are resorting to lying, I wish they would at least lie in a way they wouldn’t get caught,” he had said.
Namal had also commented on the claims made by the Opposition about the horse that had been brought to Sri Lanka for the use of the youngest ‘prince’ Lohitha Rajapaksa, all the way from the Royal Mews of the Buckingham Palace.
“They have said we travel to Nuwaraeliya in these helicopters to see horses. I am not aware of any horses owned by my family. But I do know that there was a horse at Temple Trees when Vimukthi used to live there. That was during the tenure of Chandrika,” he had said.