Rajapaksa was speaking at a meeting of ‘Viyath Maga’ at Golden Rose at Boralesgamuwa.
He remarked that the leaders should know what was happening in the country, and it was unacceptable for them to find something out from the next day’s newspapers.
There is no truth to the belief that a country could be run with the police and prisons, said the ex-president.
‘Viyath Maga’ functions under former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Basil Rajapaksa too, participated.
Dr. Dayan Jayatilake was among the other speakers on the occasion.