We have now received all the information about the secret political operation launched behind the scenes at the last minute to change former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision not to participate in the International Monetary Fund Agreement referendum held in Parliament yesterday afternoon.
After the President decided to hold a debate and vote regarding this agreement, the former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa invited his friendly economic analysts and took steps to inquire about the matter.
There they had pointed out to Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa that it was beneficial not to vote for certain conditions included in this as they were seriously detrimental to the country and even profit-making government institutions were planned to be sold. They had also pointed out to Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa that there may be serious opposition against the agreement in the future.
Accordingly, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa had decided not to come to the Parliament during the voting on the IMF agreement.
According to that decision, yesterday Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse had gone to Kandy with his family relatives to pay obeisance to Lord Dalada.
However, according to the composition held in the Parliament on Friday morning, although the agreement had been passed in the voting, there was a risk of losing the majority of 113 on the part of the government.
That is because Mahinda Rajapaksa and 15 other MPs from Pohottuwa have decided not to vote for this agreement.
As it was reported that the majority of 113 could not be obtained due to this, the top leaders of the government immediately sent a message to Mr. Basil Rajapaksa through a well-known third party informing him to take steps to bring the Pohottuwe group including Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Parliament.
Accordingly, Mr. Basil Rajapaksa talked to Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and explained the facts and arranged to bring the group including him to the Parliament.
Yesterday afternoon we took steps to publish that news as a special news on our website.
However, at the time of the polling, Mr. Namal Rajapaksa sent a message to Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa from outside Sabagabe asking him to come out of Sabagabe without voting in favor of the agreement.
But Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa had taken steps to vote by rejecting it, but Mr. Namal Rajapaksa had taken steps to refrain from voting.