Claiming he still loved former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister Vijith Vijayamuni De Soysa alleged today that it was the former president's astrologer Sumanadasa and the Rajapaksa family who had tried to destroy ‘Appachchi’.
“We still love him. I still have his picture home. We did all the work because we loved him and because we loved the party,” he said.
At a recent meeting in Bibile, the former President told who had gathered there that ‘Appachchi didn’t die, I came here to show you that.'
The remark was in response to a post-election statement made by Mr. De Soysa, who effectively pledged his support to President Sirisena following his victory.
“We are the people who worked through the nights to keep 'Appachchi' alive. We were the ones who gave him saline and kept him alive. We didn’t destroy him. It was his family and his astrologer who destroyed him,’ Soysa said.
He said he travelled across the country to ensure the victory of the former President.
"Not only in this district but I worked for Mahinda Rajapaksa around the entire country. My son did the same. We were the ones who defended him at all debates, so it was not us who destroyed 'Appachchi', ” he said. (Nayana Tennakoon)
Comments - 8
asfar Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:15 AM
zoysa, you love your appachchi, mahinda has his own children to love him.
John Tuesday, 26 May 2015 05:51 PM
But you instead destroyed young elephants and the wild habitat when in charge......!
kumaraya Tuesday, 26 May 2015 05:54 PM
His expression is enough to show-off his suitability to be a nominee!!
malij Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:17 PM
Aney Puthe, Umbe Kateth Pus, Mage Kateth Pus - Andare
One of it Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:20 PM
face looks like donkey.. just see the picture. who care of this man. king cancer created thieves, rapist, around him. so this is also one it
Fassey Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:36 PM
Appoi Appachi apita epa
Premalal Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:53 PM
If a man can be lead by the nose by an astrologer and his family then he is not fit to govern a country.
Sharon Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:19 AM
Get lost. It is because you people only that MR had to give away SLFP Chairmanship to MS. Now the country is in a utter mess. People are not having even a clear party to vote via DM Android App
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