Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa put his foot in the mouth when he attempted to justify the conduct of Sri Lanka’s controversial ambassador to Qatar A.S.P. Liyanage who was seen carrying bags of Rajapaksa’s brothers, Yoshitha and Rohitha, at Qatar airports.
Yoshitha and Rohitha Rajapaksa visited Qatar yesterday with the CH and FC Rugby team and the Ambassador, appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, was seen at the airport to welcome the two sons of the former President.
Commenting on the development, Rajapaksa tweeted, “CH&FC was invited by the Doha Rugby Football Centre for a friendly match. The Sri Lankan Ambassador was at the airport to receive the team. My brothers are very capable of handling malicious personal attacks on nonsensical matters but keep CH&FC out from this delirious claims. ”
The Colombo Telegraph report did not take any issue with the two Rajapaksa sons visiting Qatar with the CH and FC Rugby team for a friendly match. We only questioned the Sri Lankan Ambassador’s extraordinary gesture to go to the airport to welcome the two sons and carrying their bags.
Rajapaksa’s statement remained strangely silent on the despicable act committed by the Ambassador.
While Ambassador ASP Liyanage was seen carrying Rohitha Rajapaksa’s bag, Sri Lanka Embassy official and Minister Rajitha Senaratna’s close associate Ruwan Dananasooriya was pictured pushing a trolley containing Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s bags.