Renounce US citizenship: Akila challenges Gota

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UNP General Secretary and Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today challenged former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to renounce the US citizenship irrespective of his decision to contest the forthcoming presidential election.

Addressing a news briefing, he said if Gotabaya had so much of fervent passion to Sri Lanka, he should prove it by relinquishing the US citizenship and embracing Sri Lankan citizenship.

“This is a drama that Gotabaya is performing in order to get the attention of the people by showing a fake patriotism. If he had genuine passion towards Sri Lanka, he should have not obtained the US citizenship. Therefore, Gotabaya is just flattering about his patriotism,” the Minister said.(Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Ash Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:49 PM

    On what basis did Gota migrate to the US. Maybe the US ambassador in SL could enlighten the public.

    mike Thursday, 28 June 2018 08:12 PM

    now is this a burning question that we shud be worried? should we not thank GOTA for being the architect of war victory. migrate or not he answered the call of the nation . what did akila ,you

    Siyabala Thursday, 28 June 2018 06:47 PM

    Drunkard Mouse also challenged a cat one day somewhere.

    Mandy Thursday, 28 June 2018 06:47 PM

    Gota keeping one leg in USA shows lack of commitment to a principle. Similarly MR leads SLPP but will not relinquuish SLFP membership. Best of both worlds is the motto.

    Channa Thursday, 28 June 2018 06:48 PM

    Who the hell is Akila to challenge Gota

    Bota Thursday, 28 June 2018 07:43 PM

    Because Akila is a Sir Lankan citizen and a Minister. Got a is nothing.

    mike Thursday, 28 June 2018 08:08 PM

    200% agree! where were these akilas when Prabakaran was massacring us

    Ceylon Thursday, 28 June 2018 08:27 PM

    Akila didnt abondined lanka during its tragedy time to fled the country for better life as a lawyer,in usa or other country.thats why he can offer this challenge.

    Siri Abey Friday, 29 June 2018 06:40 PM

    Yes, Y should GOTA remove US citizenship

    Libtard Thursday, 28 June 2018 07:43 PM

    With the economy lagging at 2% even I am thinking about migrating. Who would renounce their citizenship under these conditions?

    Nuvan Thursday, 28 June 2018 07:48 PM

    Gota got scared of LTTE and left the army when the war was raging and become citizen of US. He was safely living in the US while his army colleagues were fighting LTTE in Sri Lanka. Such was the patriotism of this army major and he became defence Secretary when MR became president. Mind you he was involved in the war only for 15 years and then wrote a book too on the war.

    c.goonetilleke Thursday, 28 June 2018 07:52 PM

    This I assume this is the biggest issue facing Sri Lanka at the moment according to Yahapalanaya. I also think Akila Viraj doen't have any constructive work as the Education Minister right now. LOL

    Haramanis Thursday, 28 June 2018 08:09 PM

    Why is Akila concerned about Gota. He should be concerned about the Bond Scam and expelling Ravi from UNP

    Jayamini Perera Thursday, 28 June 2018 08:47 PM

    Gota will never do that. I feel sorry for the educated fools of the " viyath maga" fame and that asgiri upali chivaradhari.

    Sunil Friday, 29 June 2018 07:51 PM

    Well said Akila


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