”I abducted Frontline Socialist Party leader Kumar Gunaratnam in April 2012” says Rajapaksha

Sri Lankan Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa (C) rides in a jeep with three forces commanders during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on May 17, 2013.

Giving an interview to today’s (08) issue of ‘Sathhanda’, former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has said that he had abducted Frontline Socialist Party leader Kumar Gunaratnam in April 2012 at the request of JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake.

Commenting on this, several criminal lawyers told ‘Lanka News Web’ that this was yet another foolish remark by Gota.
That is because – if people are abducted merely because told to do so, that happens only in countries where there is lawlessness and the law of the jungle prevails. Doing it and accepted to having done so is a foolish act by the ex-defence secretary. In criminal law, this is an adverse admission and gives the inference that many similar instances had taken place.
Legal experts say Gota has fallen into the pit he had dug for Anura. Gota has fallen for the trap laid by the journalist who conducted the interview for ‘Sathhanda.’ With a smile, he has fallen for the trap.
The most hilarious thing here is that the JVP, disregarding all these, is trying to take Gota to courts.
It is in the same manner that Gota had made a mess of the white flag case.
That is why our ancestors used to say that the fool is wise as long as he keeps his mouth shut