Former President Chandrika Bandranaike Kumaratunge yesterday said that it was strange to see former President Mahinda Rajapaksa participating at an event to commemorate late politician and artiste Vijaya Kumaratunge, as Rajapaksa did not even participate at Vijaya’s funeral. Former President Rajapaksa participated in a event at the New Town Hall in Colombo to commemorate the 28th death anniversary of politician and famous actor Vijaya Kumaratunge yesterday.
The commemoration ceremony was organized by the Mahajana Party. Answering a question from a journalist at a similar event held in the Gamapaha district, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge said Rajapaksa was the only SLFP leader who did not participate at the Vijaya Kumaratunge’s funeral.
Former President Kumaratunge said that Rajapaksa always had issues with her late husband and added that it was strange to see him attending such commemorative events.