“It was Basil Rajapaksa who ordered us to distribute Sil clothing. When I tried to explain to him that it was against the law, he used the filthiest language I have ever heard on me. Then, I told the then TRC chairman Lalith Weeratunga about it. Mr. Weeratunga asked Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa about it. Without thinking much, he told Lalith Weeratunga to distribute if Basil said so. But, we took the maximum precautions when we distributed Sil clothing. In every minute, we wrote that at the request of economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa and on approval by president Mahinda Rajapaksa. But, in the end, the two of us had to go to prison,” Anusha Pelpita told a group of friends who visited him at Welikada prison hospital.
“Both of us clearly said in our defence that what we did was to implement the orders received from the top. But, the court did not accept it. What the court did was to save Basil and Mahinda by sacrificing Mr. Weeratunga and I. Is this justice? Now, Mahinda Rajapaksa comes to see us and tells bailas that the two of us will be freed with a big compensation after he forms a government within six months. Leaving alone forming a government, it is certain that Basil and Mahinda will come to Welikada within six months. At least, Mahinda comes to see us and tell us bailas. We are waiting for Basil to come. Then, we will teach him filth even he does not know,” a crying Anusha Pelpita said further to his friends.