By Suranimala Umagiliya –
The daughter of Sunday Leader murdered Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, Ahimsa filed action against Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the courts of Los Angeles, California requesting a Jury trial and compensation. Gotabaya who was the Secretary of the Defence Ministry was widely known to be single minded and ruthless. His ruthlessness pervaded all he perceived and was not restricted to the LTTE.
Unlike strictures that bound other Secretaries of Ministries Gotabaya was not bound to follow any such rules. He was often seen making political speeches on behalf of his brothers and extended family. Any other government servant would have been issued a show cause and summarily dismissed. No, not Gotabaya. Apart from the whispered stories of white van abductions alluded to Gotabaya many were the published news of threats to journalists such as Poddala Jayantha and Fredrica Jansz. Yet this man wishes to be President of this country.
“There is no progress without discipline”, says Gotabaya throwing his hat into the ring to run for President. What about discipline for him? White vans, abductions, murder??? Is he a psychopath? Discipline? Certain signs of a budding dictator.