State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had requested authorities to attach him to his father's security division.
In an interview with the BBC Sandeshaya, Minister Wijewardene said that the request had been made to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. However, he said that no action had been taken with regard to the request as yet.
The Minister also said that an investigation was underway how Yoshitha joined the Sri Lanka Navy.
Comments - 16
Eds Monday, 23 February 2015 09:54 AM
Did you just make up that law ?
s kandage Friday, 27 February 2015 04:09 PM
it seems law does not apply equally to all. Politicians brand themselves as "prabhu" and try always to be immune from law. This trend started with last corrupt regime. This must stop.
LogicalCitizen Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:48 AM
Dear Hon Ruwan, please see the gazetted subjects for you. Navy is not one of them! But we need a new gazette putting those subjects back under you!
sam Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:04 AM
looks like this kid understands nothing… he needs to learn….
s kalapge Monday, 23 February 2015 12:44 PM
law should apply equally to all. the public question why one family is given so much benefits even to the extent of not applying the law. Are they from heaven?
asfar Monday, 23 February 2015 01:07 PM
this request can be acommodated if he is the son the king of saudi arabia.
Waco Tuesday, 24 February 2015 05:55 AM
Minister has nothing to do in this case. This is a case for "court Marshall ".
Waco Tuesday, 24 February 2015 05:59 AM
Why the state Minister for Defence is involved in this? Law of the Land has deteriorated to that extend.
freebird Sunday, 22 February 2015 08:21 PM
yositha is not in this country. how he is going to work via DM Android App
ananda Sunday, 22 February 2015 08:24 PM
Mr President My 3 if you want test our patience pls join Yoshitter to his fathers security
Waco Sunday, 22 February 2015 08:50 PM
Treat the same way how they treated General Sarath Fonseka. This man entered the Navy through the back door.
Dr HondaHitha Friday, 27 February 2015 02:11 PM
I think he should be charged for vacating his post,which is punishable offense.Moreover he should be asked to carry out naval duties as any other naval officer of his seniority.
Kumara Dharmarathne Sunday, 22 February 2015 08:55 PM
When there is an investigation against some one,until the investigation is over,he or she should not make requests for something in his or her favour. First of all let the investigation is over and then consider the requests.
TONY Monday, 23 February 2015 11:19 AM
THE PUBLIC IS WAITING TO KNOW WHATS HAPPENING TO THE INQUIRY
Arjuna Ranawana Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:27 PM
firstly complete disciplinary action against him as there is case against him. Then if he innocent consider his request.
KC Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:50 PM
he can not as he is over qualified. How can a such highly qualified officer be attached to a former presidents security detail.
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