Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the current government had faced ‘Dittadhamma Wedaniya Karma’.
The former President said those who called him a rogue previously are now divided and they accuse each other of corruption.
“The President calls the Prime Minister a thief and the Prime Minister calls the President a thief. This is nothing but Dhitta Dhamma Vedaniya Karma” Rajapaksa said, speaking to media after the swearing-in ceremony of new members of the Maharagama Urban Council.
“We have to allow anyone to join our camp. We must not discourage those who want to cross over to the opposition from the government,” Rajapaksa said.
“If we leave them out saying they insulted us, we, as a party, will never be able to grow our support-base,” Rajapaksa added.
Motorcycle Members Of Maharagama Urban Council Resign: Kanthi Kodikara And Five Others Take Oaths Before Mahinda Rajapaksa
Former Maharagama Urban Council Chairman Kanthi Kodikara and five others representing the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPJ) took oaths before former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as members of the council.
Accordingly, six members of the Independent Group 02 who were previously elected to the council resigned from their positions.
The Independent Group two contested the Local Government election under the symbol Motor cycle and won the council.
The large majority of them were not even residents of the Maharagama MC area.