How a person who could not protect his parents grave yard could protect a country, Udayanga Weeratunga , cousin brother of the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa questions.
Udayanga, who was the former ambassador to Russia said this in an exclusive interview with Truth with Chamuditha on YouTube.
He said that it was President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who worked for Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from the post of Prime Minister.
Udayanga Weeratunga said that the President had the opportunity to prevent the incidents that took place on infamous May 09th aftermath of the mob attack on Gotagogama peaceful protests.
He blamed Viyathmaga movement for undermining the relationship between the prime minister and the president. Udayanga Weeratunga did not respond to a query as to who was behind the alienation.
“The issues escalated due to the conflict of opinion between the Viyatmaga group and the Nelum Mawatha group. However, the President’s decision to remove the Prime Minister from office was a blunder. Mahinda left respecting his request. Our family members all expressed their displeasure over this decision. “
“It was Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who really made the Rajapaksa family disgusting to the people. He takes decisions himself rather than discussing with others. He was elected President due to the votes of Mahinda Ayya. Because Gota does not talk to people .. he closes the door and works alone. Not so in politics. Need to talk to people. The Prime Minister should also be his closest adviser. He said.