Rohitha Rajapaksa Apologises To Public Over Controversial Remarks On Twitter: "It Was Not My Intention To Cause Distress To Anyone"

February 24, 2020

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Rohitha Rajapaksa apologised to the public over his recent controversial remarks on Twitter.

"I recently made a statement as a result of a targeted offensive comment. It was not my intention to deliberately cause distress to any individual and/or community. Therefore, I sincerely apologise," Rajapaksa said.

Rajapaksa, who recently obtained a PhD from the University of Colombo for mathematics, posted an angry response on Twitter after a question on the manner in which he utilized public money.

"There is no clause I have to declare my private assets and show off. But trust me no public fund is used for our personal benefits. Why don’t you get urself a proper job and an education so you won’t be jealous of another person's success? Get a wife and make children," Rajapaksa said.

He also went on to respond to another person on Twitter who asked about his brother, Namal Rajapaksa's alleged involvement in money laundering cases.

"You seem to know a lot more than the CID, please join and make them finish these cases soon so you can find urself a boyfriend who can keep you company," Rajapaksa said.

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