An irked President Rajapaksa has indirectly admitted today that he is in fact guilty of the war crimes allegations that are being levelled against him.
Speaking at an event held in Matara last afternoon, President Rajapaksa has heavily criticised the ongoing UN HRC inquiry against Sri Lanka on allegations of war crimes and had stated that a certain group within the country is attempting to take him before the International Criminal Courts in Hague.
However, he had said he is not at all worried of such attempts.
“I am not worried at all because I wouldn’t build houses in a cemetary if I was afraid of the devil (මම යකාට බය නම් සොහොනේ ගෙවල් හදන්නේ නැහැ),” he had said. In other words, President Rajapaksa has dissed the international mechanisms attempting to bring justice to victims of war crimes, while admitting he is in fact guilty of the war crimes charges that are being levelled against him.
He had also gone on to state that it will not be easy to defeat him at the upcoming Presidential elections, no matter who is fielded by the Opposition to contest against him.
“Certain foreign influences are interested in appointing an individual who would remain a puppet in their hands. But people recognize such attempts and always oppose them. Defeating me will be extremely tough,” he had added.