MP Wijedasa Rajapaksa speaking at a media briefing not very long ago had stated that this year's election will be between the US and China and not an election for the President of Sri Lanka.
However, the same Wijedasa Rajapaksa on Friday (18) speaking to another press briefing said he would pledge support to Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the presidential election.
Wijedasa apparently has selected either China or America, according to his earlier account of comments.
But Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a unique character. According to himself, he was an American citizen until May last year. On the other hand, during the decade of the Rajapaksa family rule, the Rajapakse family has largely been pro-China.
So the situation is quite complicated!
As a person well aware of this, Wijedasa Rajapaksa should make it very clear whether he chose the US or China in this battle. He should tell the people whether he is Wijedasa Trump or Wijedasa Xi Jinping, instead of trying to cover up the truth by tapping into national security.