‘Don’t provoke me’ -Mahinda

The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had gone to the Welikada prison to visit the former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former TRC Director General Anusha Palpita who are currently serving a jail term.

 While on his visit the former President had met with media and responded to their questions. At one point he seemed quite stern in his response to a journalist, “There is no fault. I admit that I am the one who gave the order. Don’t try to provoke me. What you want is to create a huge media spectacle,” he retorted.

Rajapaksa further replied, “This is not a wrong. I have written eight points and given. I had allocated the funds for these eight things that I had told them. This was not done for the elections. We will appeal this verdict. There are some legal issues here as well.”