Written by Staff Writer
09 Oct, 2017 | 10:05 pm
Basil Rajapaksa, the American Citizen infamously known as Mr. 10%, the man who packed his bags and fled the country after the January 8 election, said the following at an event yesterday (October 8).
“Frequencies which determine transmissions have been give to one company. We built the lotus tower in order to ensure that our communication network will be unaffected even during a tsunami, however these frequencies have also been given to the Maharaja organization in an underhand deal.”
Have you forgotten the scam you narrowly escaped from?
If you have, here’s a hint;
You surround yourself with some people and make statements like a common thug, – have you forgotten how you packed your bags and fled to the USA when your brother, the then-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, lost the election?
Have you forgotten the revelation made by Minister Vijith Vijayamuni? – He said that it was you who cost Mahinda Rajapaksa his seat. He said that you abandoned both the people and other public representatives. Have you forgotten?
You may have forgotten Mr. Basil but we, the people, have not!
We have not forgotten the luxurious palace in Malwana and the allegations leveled at you about it.
We have not forgotten the tractors from India and the Dairy cows that were to be distributed among poor farmers.
Have you forgotten the nickname Mr. 10%?
Have you forgotten the “Computer Jilmart”?
From the SLFP to the UNP
Then from the UNP, back to the SLFP
And now, from SLFP to the ‘Pohottuwa’.
You have jumped ship again, and again, and again.
Your own family called you “වැඩ බැරි බැසිල්” – Translated: ‘Useless Basil’.
The people say that Basil Rajapaksa sullied the Rajapaksa name in Politics.
The Joint opposition members say, quite openly, that they are fed up of you.
Just because one adorns himself with religious amulets, he is not pardoned by the Gods for past sins.
Did you actually travel to Jaffna for religious reasons?
Your opportunistic brand of politics is well known to all Sri Lankans, both in the North and South.
Just because your boot-licking adviser writes something for you, you point the finger at us.
But we will never forget the mistreatment we suffered when you were in power!
We built a state of the art studio complex in Depanama inorder to secure the people’s right to information. Then it was burned to the ground at a time when you were in an air conditioned room at Temple trees.
You point the finger at us, you rant about the Tsunami. Yet,
You chose to tour the affected areas in Helicopters
We? – we were on the ground, with the people.
Every Sri Lankan far and wide knows what happened to the ‘Helping Hambantota’ funds during the disaster. All thanks to former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva.
The first female Chief Justice of the country was sent home in a matter of hours after a ‘kangaroo trial’ – because she blocked your efforts to steal public funds through Divineguma. We remember.
The country is still trying to untangle the mess that was caused by the delimitation process…
“When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.” – Louis Nizer
Do you remember the text messages you sent us and the dinners you attended to say ‘Thank You’ in the aftermath of January 8 election?
We do. And we will write a separate story about them in the near future.
The allegations of shamelessly stealing from everyone, even poverty-stricken dairy farmers and Samurdi beneficiaries are embedded in the minds of the Sri Lankan people.
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