Don’t target family members not in politics – Namal

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 11:35 GMT, Jul 30, 2017 |

Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa has requested the government to refrain from targeting family members who are not engaged in politics for “political revenge.”

The UPFA Parliamentarian claims that the government is attempting to exact revenge on members of his family.  He made these observations during a membership drive for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna in Kotte.

Namal’s mother Shiranthi Rajapaksa, the wife of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, had recently been summoned for questioning by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) with regard to an ongoing investigation.

However, she had informed through her lawyers that she will not be able to present herself before the CID due to unavoidable reasons and had requested a different date.