Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and former Parliamentarian Salinda Dissanayake says some powerful countries are against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Dissanayake said that the countries which wanted Rajapaksa out of power had used President Maithripala Sirisena and those around him to achieve their goals.
“These countries used Maithripala Sirisena, Rajitha Senaratne, Champika Ranawaka and others to remove Mahinda Rajapaksa from power in January,” he said.
The former Minister said that even Sri Lanka’s closest neighbor India had worked towards removing Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last Presidential election.
Dissanayake said that the next attempt by some countries is to ensure Mahinda Rajapaksa is completely removed from politics.
However he said that there is opposition growing towards that attempt with the participation of several members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) who are baking Mahinda Rajapaksa to return to power. (Colombo Gazette)