Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the newly elected administration should ensure that political ethics are preserved and maintained.
“Generations in my family have engaged in politics but it is for the first time that my house was searched yesterday. If there were illegal goods it would have been okay but there was nothing. . . Therefore, political ethics should be protected,” he said.
He had also expressed concern over post-election violence and said it should be the priority of the new administration to put a stop to such harassment.
“Innocent civilians used their vote with a certain confidence and for that, they should not be harassed. This is not what I expected. . .” he had stated adding that despite his defeat, he would always represent the aspirations and expectations of his voters.