Basil Rajapaksa returns to Sri Lanka

Chairman of the Special Presidential Task Force of Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication and National Organiser of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Basil Rajapaksa, returned to the country today.

Basil Rajapaksa left for the US in May on a private visit, leading to various speculations.

There were reports he went for medical reasons while others said it was on a family matter.

However, there was also speculation that he left following a rift with his brothers in the Government.

The Government had however dismissed speculation of a rift among the brothers. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. It doesn’t matter whether he ran for medical reasons or rifts among the Rajapaksas. The fact is he ran to the West. Do you think this kind of leaders will make South Asia powerful? Stop fooling yourselves.

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