Dayasiri Jayasekara and Thilanga Sumathipala who are brokering talks with the joint opposition to form a SLFP government arranged a meeting for Namal Rajapaksa, Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila with the president, where Namal asked thus,
“Mr. president, it is OK if I am taken, but why my younger brother Yo (Yoshitha) was arrested?
The president’s reply was, “I don’t know. That ministry does not belong to me. That comes under the prime minister.”
“So, you have nothing to do with my younger brother’s arrest?” Namal asked.
The president repeated what he said and went on that, “The law and order ministry is in Sagala Ratnayake’s hands. I did not get involved or did not interfere.”
Immediately, Namal telephoned his father, Mahinda, and told him, “I am with Mr. president. He says he had nothing to do with Yo’s arrest, that Sagala did it.”
“Oh. OK. I will deal with those who arrested my son,” he said, and disconnected the line.
It is again proved that Mahinda is a leader who does not change, that he is a man bent on taking revenge.