Jan 09, 2018

Rajapaksa’s are not rogues - Mervyn

Former Minister Mervyn Silva said the Rajapaksas’ have sacrificed their own wealth for politics and have not stolen from the country. He said this addressing a media briefing held yesterday (08).

Silva further stated, “I missed my opportunity to contest the election because of Chandrika Madam. They are making love to other races and trying to hand the country over to them. I have no animosity with the Rajapaksas’ for not being nominated. Today we are free to walk with our hands swinging freely because of them. I consider it a privilege and merit to have had the opportunity to serve in their government.”

“The current President Maithripala Sirisena commenced the Moragahakanda Irrigation scheme during the Rajapaksa regime, while he served as the Mahaweli Minister. I hail from Ruhuna too and can proudly say that the Rajapaksas’ are definitely not rogues,” Silva said.