Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s press statement confirming his resignation effective from today (09) has deliberately been altered by his youngest son Rohitha Rajapaksa and Rohan Weliwita, the Media Secretary to the Prime Minister, cutting the phrase in which his resignation is confirmed, sources disclosed.
Sources told LNW that the press statement confirming the Prime Minister’s resignation had been formulated by his Chief of Staff Yoshitha Rajapaksa yesterday (08) and given to Weliwita to be published on time today, after which the second Rajapaksa son had left for Singapore.
Yoshitha Rajapaksa was accompanied by former Minister Pilleyan, who was on his way to Malaysia in the same flight.
However, Rohitha, the youngest Rajapaksa son, together with Weliwita had altered the press release confirming the Prime Minister’s resignation in a manner in which the media speculations are debunked.
During the tense events this afternoon, a government official closer to the Prime Minister has asked if he has not tendered his resignation, to which Mahinda Rajapaksa has responded that he has already, but the ‘crazed duo’ has changed it, sources further disclosed.
Unconfirmed reports claimed that the youngest Rajapaksa son has also left the country, but the claim is yet to be corroborated.