NewsDid former President Mahinda Rajapaksa betray his inner authoritarian mind-set with what seemed an otherwise innocuous passing comment to a waiting journalist? The former President could not resist a dig at the incumbent President Maitripala Sirisena. In other words, Mahinda Rajapaksa believes President Sirisena need not follow the advice of the chief legal adviser of the Government and must do what he wants to do. His remark yesterday suggesting President Sirisena should ignore the AG's opinion could also have been a 'dead rope' to the President. President Sirisena has tied himself in a bind, and is in an awkward position.
Source: Sunday Times February 20, 2018 06:22 UTC