President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the target of a blistering tongue-lashing by JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake this week about the executive’s flagrantly despotic plans to unseat critics from Parliament and strip them of their civic rights through what he called a ‘Kangaroo Court’.
President Rajapaksa’s tainted Commission to investigate claims of political victimization was really an attempt to give immunity to the perpetrators of true acts of political vengeance, Dissanayake told supporters at a meeting at the National Library auditorium on Tuesday (2). The seminar was titled “Kakkille Komisama”.
“Who killed Lasantha Wickrematunge? That was not political revenge, that was politically motivated murder. Did we attack Poddala Jayantha and Keith Noyahr until their limbs were broken and disappear Prageeth Ekneligoda? Those aren’t acts of political revenge. Those were politically motivated deadly assaults. Sarath Fonseka was dragged to the Navy HQ and imprisoned for a year. Who did that? Did we do that? Wasn’t that an act of political revenge?” said Dissanayake in a highly charged speech.
The JVP Leader said the Presidential Commission on Political Victimization had been set up specifically to hide the perpetrators behind these heinous crimes. “You are the one who should be the true target of this commission,” Dissanayake said directly addressing the President.