MR’s double standard revealed: Warnasinghe

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s double standard is visible by meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indian House in Colombo, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) National Organiser and Western Provincial Councillor Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said.

He said former President Rajapaksa who made Wimal Weerawansa urge the people at the May Day Rally at Gall Face to hoist black flags on the arrival of the Indian Prime Minister, went to meet him with former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.He made these observations at a press conference at the JHU head office in Battaramulla yesterday.

“This is the double standard of Mahinda Rajapaksa”, Warnasinghe said.

“Weerawansa said they would hoist black flags when the Indian Prime Minister comes to Sri Lanka to take part in the United Nations International Vesak Day Celebrations in Colombo. Weerawansa said the Indian Prime Minister would come to sign the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement and to take over the Trincomalee Oil Tanks,” he said.

Warnasinghe said Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa went to meet the Indian Prime Minister. He said no details of the discussion has been revealed to the media.

“They have not revealed that they objected ETCA or taking over of Trincomalee oil tanks,” Warnasinghe said. “But Mahinda Rajapaksa government did not cancel the IOC agreement during his tenure. His government gave a slot of the Mannar Basin to India free, he said. JHU Co-chairman Ven. Handigalle Vimalasara Thera and JHU Western Provincial Councillor Nirosha Athukorala also spoke. 


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