Apr 17, 2021

Wijedasa says he responded to president in the same bad language Featured

Former Minister and SLPP MP Wijedasa Rajapaksa says president Gotabaya Rajapaksa spoke to him very aggressively, using a very bad language which should not be used by a head of state.

Wijedasa says he got a telephone call from president Gotabaya Rajapaksa after he held a media briefing on the danger of the Port City Commission Bill.

"I got a call today(16) about 9.00 am from HE the president.Whoever the president is, we respectfully speak with him. I know that his(Gotabaya) political maturity is at a low level. I thought that he is speaking to me in order to discuss the current issues and to resolve them for the benefit of the country."

"But he(president Gotabaya) used a very bad language which should not be spoken by a head of state. He spoke to me very aggressively, shaking with anger. Because of that, although I didn't want to, I was compelled to respond to him in the same language."

"This situation is very bad. The public expects Members of Parliament to come forward to safeguard rights of the general public. When we speak on behalf of the public, if the head of the state views that as wrong thing, how can we move forward this country in the right direction."

"If MPs are threatened aggressively in a very low manner, it's a very serious issue.We have a fear for our lives. Therefore, I informed this to the IGP and I will send it by writing.