Gotabaya Rajapaksa, newly pronounced presidential candidate from the Sri Lanka Podujna Peramuna (SLPP), on Sunday (11) worshiped Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara with renowned thug Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranaweera.
Ranaweera was seen to be closely associated with Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the temple premises.
Prasanna Ranaweera, aka Miris Kudu Prasanna, is a known thug in Kelaniya. He is said to have many links to rackets. In the aftermath of October 26 crisis, Ranaweera was seen damaging parliament properties, physically assaulting police officers in the chambers with chili powder and even pouring water on to Speaker's chair, with solid evidence caught in live footage.
However, Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his presidential campaigning has themed "a Disciplined Country" as a major slogan. Sarcasm is that the discipline is being imposed with a thug!
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, despite his rather attractive speech upon loyal SLPP followers, has proved he is just another politician with words and work that hardly meet correspondence. He as a presidential candidate should be more responsible upon motivating people.