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Harrison wants ex-President Rajapaksa to go down on his knees and apologise to masses
Published Date: 11/09/2017 (Monday)

Rural Economic Affairs Minister and Anuradhapura District UNP MP, P. Harrison, yesterday said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and the Joint Opposition members, should kneel before the masses and apologise to the nation for misusing state funds, for the UPFA political campaign, for the 2015 Presidential election.

The Minister was addressing the media at his office in Anuradhapura.

There was nothing that the former President didn’t do to ensure victory and he distributed white cloth to those observing sil, hired state buses without paying money and transported government servants and feasted with them at Temple Trees, but he never spent his private money for these purposes, Harrison said.

"Rajapaksa’s objective, in distributing white cloth, to those observing sil was not with the wish that the latter will attain ‘Nirvana’," he said.

The white cloth was distributed during the Presidential election campaign, which was illegal, and the Elections Commissioner had to visit various places, where it was being distributed and stop the distribution. After his trump failed, Rajapaksa says he did it on behalf of the Buddhists. But did he do similar niceties to the Tamils and Muslims who voted for him, Harrison asked.

The Minister said former UPFA Minister Bandula Guanwardena and JO members were planning to collect a rupee each from the masses to pay the fines that had to be paid by the two convicted former regime officials - ex-President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunge and TRC Chairman Anusha Palpita.

Source: The Island

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