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Here a video of BBC’s Christopher Morris interviewing Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. He asks him about Lasantha Wickrematunga’s murder. Rajapaksa defends himself by saying that if he had a problem with Lasantha he would have sorted it out through the courts, as he says he was doing. “Isn’t that the right thing to do?”, he asks.
Personally, I don’t know how anyone can think this man is dangerous. Just the calm, rational demeanour of the man reveals that he has the country’s best interest at heart. He sees ciriticising the war as treason and god knows, he’s entitled to hold that opinion. This is a democracy after all. He is the type of leader we need in charge of our military, not some crazy nutjob who flies off the handle.
Then, here’s Lasantha’s widow Sonali Samarasinghe Wickramatunga interviewed on the same topic. According to her interview, which was published on the 12th of February, Christopher Morris has fled Sri Lanka too, after being accused of being a terrorist. Also, she says Lasantha was not shot but beaten to death with a metal object that pierced his skull.
Poor girl, she must be losing it with all that pressure. You can hear it in her voice.