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Rohitha Rajapaksa warns legal action against baseless allegations

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Activists allege that Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Rohitha Rajapaksa allegedly owned a luxury resort close to the Sinharaja rainforest, which was set on fire during the May 9th violence.

However, speaking to News 1st Rohitha Rajapaksa said that he owns a partnership property in the area in question, and the hotel was constructed after meeting all the legal requirements.

Rohitha Rajapaksa also said that if any wrongdoing had been committed, a judicial process can be initiated against it.

The Spokesperson for the Sarva-Parshavika Aragalakaruwo movement Nirashan Vithanage told reporters that they requested the Criminal Investigations Department to ascertain the truth about the ownership of the said resort.

Citing a local newspaper he said it was reported that the resort belong to Rohitha Rajapaksa, and questioned how he can own a hotel without no proper means of income.

SJB Bandaragama Organizer Nayanaka Ranwella alleged that the resort massive environmental destruction during construction, and there are concerns as to where the sewage from the hotel goes.

Responding to these baseless and false claims Rohitha Rajapaksa said those making such allegations must be prepared to face the legal action that his faction will be instituting against them.

(News 1st)

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