Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be remembered for defeating the LTTE but the crimes committed during the war will also not be forgotten.
Speaking at a ceremony held at the BMICH today to mark the first year of President Maithripala Sirisena’s term in office, Gopalkrishna Gandhi said that destiny chooses its agencies in mysterious ways and there is no doubt that history will accord to Rajapakse a place.
However he noted the massacre of innocents at its denouement has compacted the gore of terror with the blood-thirst of revenge.
“And the killing in cold blood of a child for the sole reason that he was his father’s son, has left the world in cold horror,” he added.
Gopalkrishna Gandhi was referring to the killing of the son of slain LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran. (Colombo Gazette)