Calling on a progressively singing political Opposition to take part in “civilised politics without misleading the public”, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated he was prepared to wear his previous function as war-time Defence Secretary, a duration that critics relate to repression and reprisals.
According to a declaration from the President’s workplace,Mr Rajapaksa speaking in the eastern Ampara district on Saturday, stated: “People and Maha Sangha [Buddhist clergy] expect from me the role played by me as the Defence Secretary before I assumed Presidency. LTTE terrorists carried out a suicide bomb attack… targeting me. People are aware of the fate of the terrorist leader who led this attack,” describing Velupillai Prabhakaran, who was eliminated by the Sri Lankan militaries in 2009.
Stating that he was prepared to play “either role”, President Rajapaksa stated he would not“entertain lumpen politics” His remarks come amidst growing criticism from the nation’s political opposition, over his federal government’s policies, particularly its management of COVID-19.
The primary Opposition celebration, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB or United People’s Front, has actually described the President’s remarks “a threat” to its parliamentarian Harin Fernando, who just recently made a scathing attack on the federal government in Parliament, blaming thePresident Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa has actually stated:“I will not let a strand of hair on Harin Fernando be harmed. From this day onwards, the President and the government should be responsible for his safety.”
Parliamentarian Mr Fernando on Sunday looked for authorities security for his life, following President Rajapaksa’s remarks.