Addressing an event held in July 2014 to show solidarity with the Gaza, Jayatillake made a startling revelation that Gotabaya Rajapaksa attempted to intimidate him, questioning his right to criticise Israel. At the time Jayatillake was the Ambassador appointed by Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Jayatilleka said Sri Lanka had used the Israeli prototype for post war rebuilding, resulting in the resurrection of the call for an Eelam, accusing the previous regime of having a secret agreement with Isreal.
“I have written proof of this, and my friends also have written proof of this in case something happens to me…..During the period of 2008-2009 there were many delegations which visited Israel by top Defence Officials. Minister Champika Ranawaka was also once there but that is no surprise. They were offered advice for Post-Conflict Homeland Security by the Israeli government. These Defence Officials accepted that proposal. That is the prototype they used in Sri Lanka giving rise to the resurgence of the call of Eelamists……..” he said.
Referring to Gnanasara as ‘Agnana Nissara’ he said Gnanasara had once said ‘if Rauff Hakeem tries to make Maligawatta a Gaza, we are ready to be a Israel’. Claiming that he had no intention of defending Rauff Hakeem’s politics but the statement made by Gnanasara was not accidental and prior to that a ‘the High Official’ went for an opening of the BBS and in his speech had said no one should be afraid of the BBS, and that we should support its work and that what they do is important, Jayatilleka said.
“The Defence Ministry and the Foreign Ministry is Israeli occupied territory” he said.