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Yoshitha tells PCoI probing incidents of political victimization

‘Good Governance Govt. targeted opposition politicians, Armed Forces members’

Lt. Yoshitha Rajapaksa yesterday said that the former Government targeted opposition politicians and their family members during their rule.

He said that the previous government that came into power with a promise of building a ‘Maithree’ era based on Good Governance targetted members of the Armed Forces like him who were committed to saving the country from the scourge of terrorism that plagued the country for over 30 years.

Rajapaksa said false charges were framed against him for merely being the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

He was giving a statement to the Police Unit of the Presidential Commission of Investigation (PCoI) probing  incidents of political victimization yesterday.

Yoshitha Rajapaksa said that he was subjected to political victimization under the previous rule disregarding his service to the country as an officer of the Armed Forces.

He said that he was arrested and remanded for 45 days based on the false charges that financial irregularities and misappropriation of public property have been committed by the Carlton Sports Network.

Rajapaksa said that he was arrested illegally by the FCID based on a complaint made by the Anti Corruption Committee even though he was not involved in CSN activities.

Rajapaksa gave this statement to the Police unit following a complaint made to the Commission.