Oct 02, 2017

Mahinda’s sudden visit to Japan – Intelligence units on alert!

Former President and Kurunegala district MP Mahinda Rajapaksa has left the country on a tour of Japan, it is reported.

His son Yoshitha Rajapaksa has also accompanied the former President on the tour.

However, the intelligence units are on the alert and are suspicious of his sudden tour without prior notice, Sri Lanka Mirror learns.

During Rajapaksa’s foreign visits it is customary for his to bring to Sri Lanka the donations he receives from the people in those countries. However, the intelligence units are suspicious whether money saved in those countries during their regime were being brought back to the country on the pretext of bringing in donations.

Further the intelligence units are on the alert about whether former Russian Ambassador Udayanga Weeratunge who is suspected of money laundering, is meeting the Rajapaksa members during these visits, it is reported.

It is also reported that last weekend prior to his departure, Mahinda Rajapaksa had met a well-known soothsayer in Anuradhapura known as Gnanamma and conducted a big ritual (pooja).