Former President Mahinda Rajapakse opens a new political operational office


A new political office for former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to operate from was declared open at the auspicious time of 9.26 this morning at Jayanthi Place in Battaramulla.

Our correspondent stated that a large number of MPs who represent the Joint Opposition participated in the event.

Addressing the gathering after religious rites, former president Rajapaksa said that the judicial functions are intimidated by politics.

He pointed out that the release of a notice by the Prime Minister’s Office with regard to the arrest of Yoshitha and four others is a new trend and, such incidents were never reported in the past.