Stop this political revenge - Mahinda Rajapaksa
January 20, 2015 05:45 pm
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today asked the new government to immediately stop acts of “political revenge”, a day after his country home in Tangalle was raided by police.
He stated that several incidents of his supporters being attacked and harassed in various parts of the country after the election, have been reported and that the recent incident in Agalawatta, Kalutara is a case in point.
UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma has been accused of brutally assaulting a UPFA local politician during the opening of the SLFP office in Agalawatta.
Meanwhile yesterday Rajapaksa’s residence in Tangalle was raided by police who were looking for a luxury sports car but the search drew a blank.
“Our family has been in politics since 1931. But never our homes came to be searched. I ask them to stop this political revenge,” Rajapaksa told reporters after worshiping at the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.
Since the defeat at the hands of Maithripala Sirisena in the January 8 election, Rajapaksa and members of his family have faced various accusations from the new government such as corruption and an alleged failed coup attempt.