The only thing Mahinda Rajapaksa did not do to me was kill me: Fmr. president Kumaratunga

The only thing Mahinda Rajapaksa did not do to me was kill me: Fmr. president Kumaratunga

The only thing Mahinda Rajapaksa did not do to me was kill me: Fmr. president Kumaratunga

Written by Tharushan Fernando

20 Mar, 2016 | 8:05 pm

Former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, while addressing a public meeting of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in Hunupitiya, Kelaniya on Sunday, expressed views on the recent meeting held at Hyde Park Colombo, with the participation of her predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa.

“The only thing Mahinda Rajapaksa did not do to me was, kill me. But he did kill me in every other way”, charged former president, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

She also stated:

Former president Rajapaksa had completely isolated me from politics for nine whole years, and he prohibited all parliamentarians in the party from speaking to me and even prohibited the media from even mentioning my name. It was just one private media institution, MTV and Sirasa, which spoke to me and that resulted in this institution being burnt thrice, not only for speaking about me but also for making honest statements on the wrongs of the government.

She further stated:

Those who ruined the country and the party while in power, cannot live without it. So they want to ruin it more and it isn’t difficult to stage a meeting in Colombo by providing each person with three meals a day and a bottle of arrack.
I saw with my own two eyes people swaying from side to side and getting into buses with a bottle of arrack in their hands, said former President Kumaratunga who pointed out that all the buses were parked opposite the official residence.

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