Ketagoda turns down offer to be a diplomat

By Easwaran Rutnam 

Former Parliamentarian Jayantha Ketagoda has turned down an offer to be appointed as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia. 

Ketagoda told Daily Mirror that he “respectfully” turned down the offer as well as other positions made available to him. 

Ketagoda had recently resigned from his National List seat in Parliament to make way for Basil Rajapaksa to be appointed as a Member of Parliament. 

Speaking to Daily Mirror the former MP said that he had received a number of offers from the President, Prime Minister, and new Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa. 

However, he said that he had turned down the offers and will continue his political journey by supporting Basil Rajapaksa. 

“The reason I resigned was to make way for Basil Rajapaksa to enter Parliament. I was not expecting anything in return,” Ketagoda claimed. 

Ketagoda said that while he was grateful to the many offers made to him for the sacrifice he made, his goal was to do what was right for the country and not for personal gain. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Dear Jayantha Ketagoda,

    Please tell me why Basil Rajapaksa’s American citizenship so important? Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa even changed the Constitution to keep Basil Rajapaksa’s American citizenship. Seems like the Rajapaksas have significant amount of assets in the US, and they are protecting their overseas assets through Basil Rajapaksa. I think the Rajapaksas are hiding something big.

    White and yellow people made their countries as developed countries, but brown and black people could not even make one country as a developed country. What does it tell you? This particular races haven’t evolved as white and yellow people. Another example for least evolved people, brown and black people still eat by hand. But white and yellow people do not eat by hand. Because when you eat by hand, you increase the chances of germs getting into your body by 8 times. This week I have unfriended people from my Facebook. I don’t want politically affiliated people from South Asia in my Facebook, because I don’t see them become evolve as white and yellow people for another thousands of years. My advice to talented South Asians is get out of that shit hole, it will never prosper for thousands of years. It is a place for criminals to have high profile jobs. Google CEO Sundar Pichai was born in poor family in Tamil Nadu. He could not even afford to buy a computer. At the ame time Chief minister of Tamil Nadu unbelivably wealthy by corrupt deals. Likewise, the Rajapaksas are extremely wealthy by corrupt deals as well. This is the true status of South Asia.

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