The brother of Sujeewa Senasinghe, Dr. Namal Senasinghe has threatened a diner at a star class restaurant with death, according to a video doing the rounds on social media.
Shaminda Herath, who sports a beard had been at a restaurant, on Saturday night when the brother of the minister had accosted him.
According to Herat’s Facebook page, Senansinghe had “threatened him with death, jail and a whole other plethora of abuse”. The short video shows Senasinghe repeatedly threatening Herath, saying “We are Sinhala Buddhists, and this is a Buddhist nation” assuming Herath was a Muslim due to his beard.
The Senasinghe brothers have continuously been in the limelight, with the Minister himself recently allegedly sending a private message on Facebook to a user saying “kariya hukawanawa,” after the Facebook user had criticized Senasinghe for using the floods for his political advantage by pasting his pictures in dry ration bags that were distributed among victims.
In September 2007, Chaminda Senasinghe, his other brother was hit on face with a pistol butt by Malaka Silva at the Bistro Latino Restaurant.