Renounce US citizenship: Akila challenges Gota

Published : 12:03 am  June 29, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 

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Untitled-3By Sheain Fernandopulle   

UNP General Secretary and Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam yesterday challenged former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to renounce his 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.  


In reference to the statement in which Ven. Wendaruwe Upali Anunayake Thera had asked Gotabaya to be a leader like Hitler, he said there are two similarities in Hitler and Gotabaya – both were vegetarians and both were struggling to obtain their citizenships ahead of presidential election.   


Meanwhile, he said the Joint Opposition (JO) was attempting to create an autocratic governance by extending their support to Gotabaya to be the President of this country.   

 

This is a drama that Gotabaya is performing in order to get the attention of the people by showing a fake patriotism

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