Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka is now like a police State as a result of the actions of the United National Party led Government.
Speaking at meeting held in support on the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), Rajapaksa said that members of the former Government are facing severe harassment at the hands of the authorities.
He said that the actions of the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID), the CID and the Bribery Commission are like actions taken in a police State.
Rajapaksa said that even he and the family of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been grilled by the authorities over various allegations.
He said that several businessmen have also been questioned by the police over alleged links with the former Government.
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa also said that the LTTE was defeated by the UPFA led Government and this resulted in a peaceful environment being created even for the North.
Rajapaksa also noted that while the UNP led Government had accused the former Government of corruption, it never backed the allegations with facts.
He said that the allegation that the former Government stole while developing the country was an indirect accusation that the former Government stole from China.
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa stressed that no one can steal from China as the Chinese Government is firm against fraud and corruption. (Colombo Gazette)