Former Minister Namal Rajapaksa addressing a rally yesterday (10) said had Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa enforced law against violence back then, the situation today could have been different.
“They’re speaking of a repression now. If a house was set on fire, the person responsible should be arrested. If a person was murdered on the road, had someone somehow influenced to commit violence and law was not enforced against them, discipline, my dear mother, father, brother and sister, can never be established in the country,” he said.
The eldest Rajapaksa son continued: “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, I believe, could’ve done that then. But for some reason, that didn’t happen. Had President Gotabaya enforced law against those inciting violence, those spreading violence via social media to set fire, to commit murder, the situation today could’ve been different. But we’re pleased that President Ranil is serving that matter. There’s no problem with the ‘Aragalaya,’ but I have a problem with the protesters of that Aragalaya and the manner in which the Aragalaya was navigated. Today, there is no solution to violence other than repression.”