Former Sri Lankan Minister says US controlled ex-President Gotabaya, and Aragaylaya


COLOMBO (Information 1st); Former Sri Lankan Minister Wimal Weerawansa mentioned that america of America managed Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Aragalaya or Individuals’s Wrestle.

Wimal Weerawansa, the Chief of the Nationwide Freedom Entrance mentioned that when Gotabaya Rajapaksa determined to flee the nation, India and the US needed him to fireplace Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe earlier than saying his resignation as Head of State.

He mentioned then-President’s Secretary Gamini Senarath typed out each letter and dispatched them to the Maldives the place Rajapaksa was staying after fleeing the nation, nevertheless, the Former President solely signed his resignation letter and did nothing regarding the letter to fireplace Wickremesinghe.

“Thereafter, Ranil Wickremesinghe’s resident was set on fireplace. This might have been an try and take away him by placing him down mentally and forcing him to resign,” remarked Weerawansa including that in the identical time the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka had visited the residence of the Speaker. “The speaker might deny this,” he added.

Wimal Weerawansa mentioned as per the data made accessible to him, the US Ambassador has requested the speaker to take over the presidency following the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

“The speaker had mentioned he can’t achieve this, and as per the structure the Prime Minister is subsequent in line. The US Ambassador had famous that he should take over the presidency and that they might handle the remainder,” he added.

Wimal Weerawansa mentioned the US did the identical when it got here to regime change in Ukraine and Libya.

“Their plan was to place in place an interim administration led by the Speaker, and embody folks like Sarath Fonseka and Chief of Defence Workers Basic Shavendra Silva,” mentioned Weerawansa.

He additionally mentioned that throughout the interval of turmoil, Basic Shavendra Silva was invited to India for an occasion, and the plan was to make sure the mandatory modifications have been in place when he returns.

“It was Julie Chung who managed Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The principle factor that Gotabaya Rajapaksa needed was to reside in peace within the US following his retirement. Due to this fact, he needed to function as per the necessities of the US Ambassador,” mentioned Weerawansa.

“They managed Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Aragalaya. Ranil Wickremesinghe’s affiliate, Ashu Marasinghe, was the primary to arrange a tent at GotaGoGama. After Wickremesinghe turned the Prime Minister, he advised the BBC that international nationals are welcome to help the Gota Go House marketing campaign. He overtly mentioned he would help it,” he added.

“When he was appointed because the Prime Minister, one in every of Wickremesinghe’s mates warned him that once they (Rajapaksa’s) grow to be secure once more, they might chase you away. In reply, Ranil Wickremesinghe had advised his pal that he must be primary earlier than that occurs. He finally turned primary. Plan A was by no means carried out as a result of Ranil did not hand over the put up of Prime Minister. He turned the President. They will not enable him to be secure for too lengthy. They wish to keep instability even throughout this time.” he mentioned. 


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