Meanwhile Minister Wimal Weerawansa commented on the propaganda being spread by Sajith Premadasa about creating a Premadasa era.
He was speaking at a meeting held in Matara. He said that it was during Sajith Premadasa’s father’s tenure that majority of young boys including Buddhist monks were taken away to the Eliya-kande torture chamber where they were inhumanly tortured. He said that during that era the country became a mobile cemetery. The roundabouts were decorated with sculls and not with plants. He said that cremations took place not in cemeteries but on tyre heaps that remained by the road side. The Minister said that during his father’s time, Sajith Premadasa spent much of his time near the Yala National Park. He said that the tuskers that came to them had to sacrifice their tusks. He said that such people are aspiring to gain power. He stressed that it is a certainty that Mahinda Rajapaksa will administer the country for more than 20 years.