Who is Gota’s presidential candidate for the next election?
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We made a special disclosure a few weeks ago through the ‘Inside politics’ column, revealing that the Rajapaksas are planning a major political operation for next May-June. There, we discovered that May 07 has been designated as a special day for the Rajapaksas by astrology, and that a major operation is underway behind the scenes to restore Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Prime Ministership on that date.
Apart from that, we mentioned that the Chinese ambassador frequently visits Mahinda’s house, and now long political discussions are held in Mahinda’s house, which used to be deserted. However, after our disclosure, although these serious level discussions have been somewhat under wraps, it is possible to see small secret political discussions taking place frequently in Mahinda’s Wijerama residence these days.
Mahinda, Wimal, Gammanpila meet
Also, two or three weeks ago, we made another special disclosure regarding Mahinda. That is that an operation is being launched behind the scenes to bring together Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila, who have been with Mahinda for a long time and recently left Mahinda. Accordingly, we are ready to report this time through the inside politics column, the latest information about it.
According to the information we have, it can be seen that the operation is reaching a successful conclusion. Accordingly, the background was prepared to hold a special discussion between Mahinda and Udaya Gammanpila last week. The inside politics column learned that Mahinda and Udaya had a long discussion regarding the unfavourable conditions for the country imposed by the International Monetary Fund and the privatization of profit-making government institutions. Accordingly, the discussion has ended amid positive responses from Gamanpila.
Apart from this, it has been seen that the necessary background for holding a special discussion between Mahinda and Wimal is being prepared behind the scenes. The inside politics column has come to know that there have been positive responses from Wimal’s side in the related messages exchanged through an intermediary party, and that a discussion between Wimal and Mahinda will probably be organized within the next few days.
A Pohottuwa defector with president?
Meanwhile, we are ready to reveal another extraordinary secret that no one knows to the country through the inside politics column this time. It is about a fact that was revealed in a special discussion held between a back row member of Pohottuwa, who is currently working very closely with the President, and former President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. This Pohottuwa MP first started his political journey with Mahinda Rajapaksa. This MP, who worked very closely with Mahinda, later became politically close to Gota with Gotabhaya’s political arrival. After Gota’s escape, this MP works closely with the current President Ranil Wickramasinghe and he was given a special position by the President in the past.
Dilith Jayaweera to contest ?
However, this MP received a special call from Gota last week, to meet him immediately. Accordingly, after a long discussion, Gota took steps to entrust a special mission to this back row MP who went to meet Gota. There, Gota told this MP that Dilith Jayaweera should be the presidential candidate of Pohottuwa in the upcoming presidential election, so that this opinion should be taken into the party from this moment onwards and the members of Pohottuwa should agree to it. As we all know, Dilithh Jayaweera is none other than the owner of ‘Derana’ media network. Apart from the media network, Dilithh Jayaweera also owns many other businesses.
Dilith is known as someone who played a big role in bringing Gota into politics. Once Dilith travelled upto America with Gota to discuss the matters. Even ‘Nai episode the snake who appeared from ‘Naga’ world was shown through Dilith’s media channel to Gota’s victory in the presidential election. In this way, after making a huge media operation and making Gota to win, Gota also proceeded to nominate a Dalit as a member of both the presidential task forces appointed by him. It is the Presidential Task Force on Organic Agriculture and the Presidential Task Force on Eastern province Religious Sites. Apart from this, it is also a special incident that Dilith has now unofficially announced that he will contest as a candidate in the upcoming presidential election.
Mahinda not committed
Accordingly, this Pohottu MP went to Wijerama Mawatha the very next day to inquire about the truth or falsity of the message received from Gota and took steps to meet Mahinda and discuss the matter. There, this MP directly asked Mahinda if a decision had been taken to nominate Dilith as Pohottuwa presidential candidate. This MP also informed Mahinda that he was informed about this by Gota. Mahinda replied that nothing has been discussed within the party regarding Pohottuwa’s upcoming presidential candidate.
No, we haven’t decided on such a thing yet. Dilith is the one who brought Gota. After becoming president, Gota was protected by Dilith. So I don’t know if they have made such a decision. But we haven’t made such a decision yet…’ was Mahinda’s reply. The MP then asked Mahinda who would be the presidential candidate in Pohottuwa. Mahinda replied to that in a slippery way.
Not in a hurry!
‘I haven’t even thought of holding a presidential election yet. Some say that there will be a presidential election at the end of this year. Others say that this president does not have the power under the constitution to do so. So we are not in a hurry about it yet. On the other hand, Ranil is now working in good shape. That’s why we will see it when the presidential election arrives. But Dilith will never be our candidate…’ was Mahinda’s answer at the end.
Next presidential candidate Ranil ?
A few days after this conversation between the MP from Pohottuwa and Mahinda, there were various discussions regarding the presidential election candidates in several news conferences. Kanchana once said that Ranil Wickramasinghe is the candidate for the next presidential election. Later, at the cabinet press conference, Bandula Gunawardena said that no definite decision has been taken yet but Ranil is suitable for it.
Later, at the Pohottu press conference, Rohitha Abeygunawardena said that there are more than enough deserving candidates in Pohottu for the presidential election candidacy. In this way, it is not known whether there is any relationship between the three different statements coming out from the Pohottua side within two or three days and the rumours about Dilith’s presidential candidacy.
Mahinda Deshapriya’s special statement
Meanwhile, the former commissioner of the Election Commission, Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya, had also made a special statement regarding the presidential election last week. This is in response to the widespread idea that Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe has the ability to call a presidential election at the end of the year, which is being discussed in the political arena these days. There he said that the current president is not capable of calling a presidential election at the end of this year, and the opportunity for that will arise at the end of next year. Mahinda Deshapriya also mentioned that if necessary, the opinion of the Supreme Court can be consulted.
Basil’s May Day preparation
Amidst all this, Mr. Basil Rajapaksa, who is considered to be the mastermind of Pohottuwa, is focusing on holding the May Day celebration using the full strength of the party. For this, Basil has chosen Borella’s Campbell Field. There has long been a strong connection between Pohottuwa and May Day politics in general. When Basil, formed Pohottuwa and everyone said no, the Galle face was chosen to host May Day for the first time. Basil’s plan at that time was to fill it completely with party supporters and make it a big political village. When everyone said ‘No’, Basil filled the Galle face with party supporters.
Mahinda became the prime minister in the last half of the Yahapalana government with the same political strength that Basil took. This time too, Campbell Pitiya was chosen for Basil Pohottuwa’s May Day while Mahinda is launching a political operation behind the scenes to seat him in the Prime Minister’s chair. Accordingly, it is too early to say whether Mahinda will sit in the Prime Minister’s chair again after May Day. However, while Basil is preparing to put on a big show on May Day, Namal has also taken steps to start campaigning for the bud by going from seat to seat.
SJB and JVP’s May Day
Apart from Pohottuwa, Samagi Jana Balawegaya and Janata Vimukthi Peramuna are also preparing for May Day. As usual, SJB was ready to reserve Campbell park for that purpose, but because Basil had already reserved it, SJB has now decided to hold the May Rally at Hyde park grounds. JVP as usual in BRC grounds in Colombo.
Meanwhile, the Inside politics column has heard that a serious political conflict has been created in the Free People’s coalision, which symbol is the helicopter. That is due to a conflict created between the Wimal team and the Dallas team. During the last few days, serious debates had arisen in the discussions held within the party between the Wimal’s team and the Dallas team over policy issues.
Helicopter realign with pohottuwa
Gevindu Kumaratunga, representing the nationalist political trend, was also involved. Although Wimal, Gevindu and others have expressed their views within the party on a strict nationalistic stand, Dallas and others are in the middle of the road. The situation went so far during the debates that the inside politics column has heard that it has become so serious that Wimal, Gevindu and the group separated from the helicopter. It is in this background that a new round of negotiations has started between Wimal fraction and Rajapaksa, and under this situation, there is a high possibility that Wimal will go to Mahinda once again. If so, Dallas, GL, representing the helicopter will remain independent. The Inside politics column has news that one group will remain independent and another group will re-align with Pohottuwa.
In addition to this, over the past few weeks, we have taken steps to reveal many extraordinary facts regarding the International Monetary Fund through the inside politics column. There we said that a special team of the Financial Fund is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka next June, and that they are ready to discuss with civil organizations in Sri Lanka. In this way, although the financial fund has entered into an agreement with the government and has taken steps to release the first instalment, it is still doubtful whether the remaining parties such as the Samagi Jana Balavegaya or Janata Vimukti Peramuna, the main opposition parties, have conducted a proper study of the financial fund’s conditions.
No discussion on IMF conditions
We say this because none of the opposition parties has yet made a detailed disclosure of what these conditions are. That is why some people say that these conditions are good for the country while many others are saying that these conditions are bad for the country.
However, this time we are preparing to reveal from the inside politics column an extraordinary news about these conditions. That is, two special people are currently engaged in a very deep study of the conditions of the financial fund. These two are two people who are already dealing closely with the IMF as well as the World Bank and have extensive knowledge about the economy, also two officials who know the economic structures of the government very well.
Accordingly, it has been learned that the two of them are studying the clauses of this agreement very carefully one by one, and are currently preparing a detailed report. According to the information we have, it is known that the notes kept by these two on the most sensitive matters in the agreement are clauses that none of the opposition has yet touched.
Adverse clauses in IMF deal
It is even doubtful whether the opposition representatives are aware of such adverse clauses in the agreement related to the financial fund. Accordingly, they are preparing the related report these days. Although this report is not made public, it is said that it is being prepared with the aim of giving it to a certain party. According to the information we have, when looking at those fine clauses, they are of the opinion that the deal with the financial fund is more likely to collapse in the half way through.
It is known that the agreement contains many conditions and serious issues that Sri Lanka cannot fulfil. Also, the report is said to include facts about what is going to happen to Sri Lanka’s economy in the future. World bank and ADB ?
In addition to this, we are ready to reveal another special matter to the country through the inside politics column this time. It is about the announcement issued by the Presidential Media Unit that after receiving the first instalment of the financial fund, it will be possible to get a loan of 07 billion dollars from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. It is a fact that the World Bank has decided to give any loan amount after receiving the relevant loan amount.
What PMD said
But it is not nearly 07 billion dollars as said by the Presidential Media Unit. According to what we have come to know, the World Bank has decided to give 850 million dollars to Sri Lanka. A preliminary agreement has been reached between the two parties in this regard, but a final agreement has not yet been reached in this regard. Accordingly, we have to say that the story of getting 07 billion dollars after receiving the loan from the financial fund is the same as the story of getting 4 billion dollars from several countries including Japan after Ranil took over as Prime Minister.
Although Ranil was the Prime Minister, the government did not receive a single dollar from Japan or any other country. In the end even the financial fund released a loan of 350 million dollars only after many months of Ranil becoming president. But the people of the country accepted the statements made by some in the government that the country would receive billions of dollars in this way, just like today.
But at that time we also said that even if the government said so, Sri Lanka would not receive any dollar from Japan. Like all the other points that we have said, this too was confirmed in plain sight that day. Accordingly, this time we are claiming that the Presidential Media Unit is receiving 07 billion dollars from the World Bank and other institutions, but it is receiving only 350 million dollars from the World Bank.
Generally, the Asian Development Bank provides less money than the World Bank, so it will be less than 350 million dollars. But still there is no specific mention of the loan amount from the Asian Development Bank.
In the midst of all these situations, last week the government reduced the price of oil by giving a temporary relief to the people, reduced gas prices, increased the quota of oil, given to the people. Due to this, although the people got temporary relief, the prices of crude oil and gas are rising again in the world market. Therefore, it is doubtful how long this relief given by the government will last.
CIA visit to Sri Lanka
A few weeks ago, we revealed extraordinary news that was not revealed by any media in Sri Lanka through the Inside politics column, and we said that a special team including the head of the CIA, which was America’s secret intelligence service, came to Sri Lanka very secretly and arranged to spend a few hours.
The group included the heads of the ‘Asia Pacific Command’, and we took steps to publish the photos showing how the two special planes they came from were parked at the Katunayake airport. Moreover, we further discovered that even the Katunayake Immigration Unit did not record any evidence in order to keep the manner of this group’s entry into Sri Lanka a secret, and that the expressway was closed without any prior notice when the group arrived from Katunayake via the expressway to Colombo. At that time we made all these disclosures using very careful words.
In addition to this, we also mentioned another special point there. It is about the proposals presented by this group when they came to Sri Lanka. There we said that a proposal related to the establishment of a bio-information system needed for the Katunayake airport had been submitted by that party. However, at that time, there was no statement from that side or the government side about this, so even though that topic was hidden, it is a special event that a video has come out confirming all the facts we have said so far. Accordingly, it should be mentioned here that we have humble pride that 100% of our information has been confirmed by that video.
Major Madan Kumar
This video was released by Major Madan Kumar, who is a well-known security analyst in India. He was a distinguished officer who once served in the Indian Army. Accordingly, Major Madan Kumar, who recently released an extraordinary video, revealed many special details about the journey of the group including the head of the American intelligence service who came to Sri Lanka very secretly. Madan Kumar points out that the C.I.A. Even India did not know about the arrival of the team including the leader Bill Burns in a special plane, and even they came to know about it after they notified the Indian government requesting permission for two American special planes to enter the Indian airspace.
Accordingly, the Indian secret services have started a special investigation regarding why these two American planes suddenly arrived in the Indian airspace, where their destinations are and who is coming in those planes. There, the CIA will arrive in these American planes. Major Madan Kumar revealed in his video that India was also very alert about this trip after discovering that the leader was Billy Burns and the destination was Sri Lanka.
In addition to this, Major Madan Kumar, confirming the disclosure we made that day, points out that C.I.A. In addition to the chief, 21 people including representatives of the Asia Pacific Command were included in this group. They bypassed the Katunayake immigration unit and entered Sri Lanka. The Katunayake highway was completely closed and brought the group to Colombo.
American government’s grant
Revealing the facts that happened in the discussions held in Colombo, Major Madan Kumar claims that the group has proposed to install a new bio-information system at the Katunayake airport, and it has been suggested that this state-of-the-art bio-information system can be given as a grant from the American government. Major Madan Kumar has revealed in his video that if such a system is established, the American Pentagon can immediately obtain the information of any person entering and leaving Sri Lanka.
Undersea cable network
In addition, C.I.A. Major Madan Kumar points out that the chief has submitted two more proposals to the Sri Lankan authorities. One of the suggestions is that a new cable system can be provided from Sri Lanka to other countries running by cables under the sea. The other is that a new system that can know the information of submarines can also be provided. He also points out that the Pentagon can get all that information. Major Madan Kumar has indicated in his video that the American representatives have informed that both of these can be given as a grant. Apart from this, this video contains many other details about this journey.
Silence by India!
Major Madan Kumar points out that the Indian government is also fully aware of the secret journey of these American agents. But it is also a special event that the Indian government has not made any official statement about this till now. Madan Kumar has revealed here that the primary objective of this is to establish direct relations between America and Sri Lanka.
America India disagreement
However, after the secret trip of these American representatives to Sri Lanka, several other special events seen developing. The first incident has been the emergence of some disagreements between America and India. Accordingly, the Modi government in India has started to be attacked by the American media, and it can be seen that many media in the western countries are also targeting India. Responding to this, the Modi government, which has followed a pro-American policy so far, has also embarked on a path to improve relations with Russia. The reason for that is India’s reluctance to this proposal made by America regarding Sri Lanka. Because India thinks that if America is given access to the cable information system and submarine information system in Sri Lanka, it will be a big problem for India.
Learn from the past
In 2015, the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government had to face a similar problem. What happened there was that Mahinda gave the opportunity to two Chinese submarines to come to Sri Lanka despite strong opposition from India. The end result was that a diplomatic conflict developed between Sri Lanka and India and Mahinda’s government had to go home. It is worth keeping in mind what happened to Mahinda’s government before the government started a conflict with India based on America this time. Because it is disadvantageous for Sri Lanka to travel without India, which is the regional power as well as the closest neighbour, not even thinking about traveling without India?
Refusal from Nepal
Finally, it is important to pay attention to another fact that Major Madan Kumar has revealed in his video. It is about the next destination of the group including the head of the American Secret Service who came to Sri Lanka. There they were supposed to go to Kathmandu, Nepal, another country in South Asia. All arrangements were made for that, but at the last moment, Nepal decided to cancel the trip. It was said from the side of Nepal that since a group of Chinese special representatives are in Nepal, they have taken steps to suspend the American visit. But after watching the video of Major Madan Kumar, it is felt that due to the strong influence of a powerful country on Nepal, closed the door of Nepal to America at the last moment.
Currently, all parties responsible for conducting the local government elections are working in a lukewarm manner. In particular, the Election Commission has called discussions about it from time to time, but the Treasury Secretary, who is supposed to release the money needed for the election, does not say a word about it. The printer who is supposed to print the ballot papers also says that they will not be printed until the money is received. Political parties that used to hold political meetings on a daily basis have also reduced them and it can be seen that people’s interest in voting has also decreased.
Contempt of court case
However, the decision related to the case pending in the Supreme Court regarding the holding of the election is expected to be received on May 26. SJB and JVP have filed this case under the charge of contempt of court against the non-implementation of the decision related to the election given earlier by the court and the decision is to be given by a five-member bench led by the Chief Justice.
What happened in India and Pakistan?
Similar incidents were seen in India and Pakistan in recent days as well as in Sri Lanka. When the state elections were about to be postponed in India, the opposition sought the help of the courts and the Indian courts took steps to provide the opportunity. Recently, the Supreme Court decided to hold the elections in two states despite the claims of no money in Pakistan as well, but the Supreme Court ordered that the elections should be held immediately. Accordingly, many people are waiting for the decision of the Supreme Court regarding the election on May 26.
LG Election in August!
Meanwhile, as we revealed in the previous week, the pressure and influence on the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank from various parties has increased greatly due to the holding of the election. Those influences say to pay attention to human rights and democratic structure in providing aid to Sri Lanka. Knowing this, President Ranil Wickramasinghe has informed the International Monetary Fund and other lending institutions that he is ready to hold the local government elections by the first week of next August. Therefore, we have to tell the groups who are saying ‘no votes… no votes…’ that the election is scheduled to be held by August, and that they should prepare for it now.
Government’s same old fake news
In the past few months, every time the government faced a challenge, the government used the news that a group of MPs from SJB would join the government as ministers to suppress the challenge and divert the attention of the people. Not once or twice, but six or seven times in the last few months, the government has spread this news in its friendly media. In all those cases, ‘Mawrata’ said that this news was false and that nobody was ready to join the government.
However, it was seen that a massive media operation had been started by using social media networks and all the mainstream media for a few days before the Parliament Day held on the 4th of April. In that media operation, it was said that 40 Sahab MPs are ready to join the government on 04th. Mainline newspapers, foreign media and many social media networks spread this news from time to time so much that the whole country thought that on the 4th of April in Parliament, a large part of the party will join the government.
New three ministers from SJB?
Further confirming it, on the 4th, the Daily Mirror newspaper, owned by the family of Mr. Ruwan Wijewardene, UNP deputy leader and senior advisor to the President, had revealed another extraordinary fake news through its lead story. The news revealed that Harsha de Silva, Kabir Hashim and Eran Wickramaratne were to join the government on that day, and that Kabir Hashim was to be sworn in as the policy-making minister. The news had also reported that a final decision has not been taken on the minister ship to be given to Harsha, and that Iran will join the government without a ministry. Accordingly, many people who believed this news in the Daily Mirror newspaper were ready to see how all three economic experts from SJB would join the government that day.
Tweet response by SJB members
However, seeing the news on Tuesday morning, Sajith, Harsha and Eran immediately took to twitter to condemn the unethical journalism of the Daily Mirror newspaper. Later, Eran took steps to strongly criticize the Daily Mirror newspaper by posting a message on Twitter. But on that day too, not only the news published by the Daily Mirror newspaper, but also the propaganda carried by other media saying that 20 will go, 40 will go, proven to be a complete lie, did not get to see how any member of SJB joined the government.
In this way, while a campaign was being launched there was another attempt to fish out SJB MPs by paying millions took precedence. This was revealed for the first time through a notice given to a SJB Youth MP. There, a young businessman who had been involved in controversy in the past had spoken to this MP. Apart from this, a strong person related to the UNP also spoke to this MP and said that if he joins the government, he can be give an amount of 200 million.
Later, when this young Member of Parliament informed Sajith about it, Sajith in turn asked if there was any evidence to confirm it. Then when the young MP said that he had recorded the phone calls, Sajith in turn asked if he would tell this information publicly. Then the MP said that there is no problem. Accordingly, on the same day, Sajit and SJB General Secretary Ranjith Maddumbandara held a press conference and revealed to the country that the government had started an operation to extort the opposition MPs by paying 200 million. With this revelation, the people who spoke to the opposition MPs saying that money will be given were also seen to become silent.
SJB May Day
In the midst of this background, last week the Samagi Jana Balawega MP group meeting was also held at the opposition leader’s office. Here, attention was first focused on how to conduct the May Day rally. As usual, they tried to use the Campbell park for that purpose, but since Pohottuwa had reserved it before there was a discussion regarding the selection of another place. There, some councillors pointed out that the SJB May Day rally should be held at Kirulapana Lalith Athalamudali grounds. But many people expressed opposite views saying that the ground is very small and various problems arise while reaching the place. Accordingly, their argument was that the Hyde Park ground in the middle of Colombo is suitable for this as it is easily accessible to all. Accordingly, the group finally decided to hold the SJB May rally at Hyde Park.
After that, the discussion was about the Anti-Terrorism Act, which was a topic of great controversy these days. Sajith had also appointed a committee consisting of three senior lawyers to study this bill, and the lawyers had taken steps to hand over the report of the committee to the MP group meeting that day. The careful study done by the lawyers had revealed that two sections of the previous Anti-Terrorism Act have been corrected by the new Act, but various adverse parts have been added to three other sections of the previous Act and it has been strengthened. According to that, the committee emphasized that trade unions, media and political parties can be heavily controlled through this. According to that, everyone pointed out that we should oppose it as a party.
Rajitha with the proposed ATA
However, the funniest thing that happened here was that Mr. Rajitha Senaratne, who used to not stand for repressive ordinances, commented in favour of this new terrorism bill of the government. There, almost all the MPs expressed their opinions against Rajitha, so it was seen that some kind of heated situation arose. However, in the end, the MPs said, ‘If Mr. Rajitha wants to support this bill let him do so. But for us, we cannot raise our hands and walk down the street.’ Accordingly, SJB finally decided to oppose this bill and challenge the bill in court.
Mrs. Diana Gamage is a controversial character who makes news from time to time. In the past, she became more famous because of the proposal brought to the parliament that cannabis should be legalized. Also, a special case is currently pending before the court regarding her foreign passport.
Last week, another special incident was reported regarding Diana. That is in the parliamentary committee that discusses the higher education policy. When Mr. Chandima Weerakkodi, a lawyer who came a little late to the meeting, was explaining a special proposal regarding higher education, Diana protested. Diana’s objection was based on the fact that those who were present at the beginning of the meeting should be given the opportunity to comment rather than those who arrived later.
But Chandima was explaining his opinion before the committee that a professional certificate should be issued so that those engaged in various professional fields can go for foreign jobs. However, Chandima’s proposal was hindered due to Diana’s continued objection, and on several occasions, Mr. Wijayadasa Rajapaksa, the chairman of the committee, also expressed his views against Diana. But due to Diana’s continued comments against Vijayadasa, he eventually informed Diana to leave the meeting. Eventually, Diana had to leave the meeting.
Mrs Premadasa’s good gesture
Last week, two special stories regarding two quarters were discussed in the political field. In one of them, an official residence was handed over to the government. In the other incident, it was seen that the government handed over to a special person a top class official house that was in the possession of the government.
The first incident involved none other than Mrs. Hema Premadasa, the wife of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa.
Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was involved in the second incident.
In the first incident, Mrs. Hema Premadasa took steps to hand over the official residence given to her after the death of Mr. Ranasinghe Premadasa to the government. Although the government had given her this official residence for a long time, she had never used it. Instead, she was residing in her own private house on Wijerama Mawatha. However, it noteworthy that she took steps to officially hand over the official residence to the government last week.
Gota gets a new house
After leaving the office of the President, Gotabhaya was living in the government’s official residence on Baudhaloka Mawatha. But due to the location of that house in a very noisy environment, Gota requested the government on many occasions to give him the official house in Bullers Mawatha where Mahinda Rajapaksa had been living until after he arrived at Wijerama Mawatha. But when that request was not fulfilled, a few weeks ago, Gota took steps to go to his private home in Mirihane.
However, last week the government took steps to give the official residence where Mahinda lived to Gota. Accordingly, Gota got the keys to the house last week, and it is understood that he is currently buying new furniture for the house.