President Mahinda Rajapaksa has suddenly gone abroad stating it is a private visit. However, certain sources say the President was taken to the USA on the 22nd as he was suddenly taken very ill.
A flight that was scheduled to leave on the 22nd had been cancelled and the President was flown with a special medical team say these sources. However, the government has not disclosed any information regarding this. According to sources all arrangements have been made under the supervision of President’s brother Dudley Rajapaksa, who is a US citizen.
Intelligence sections had reported to the government that Rajapaksa government is not faring well at the Uva PC election campaign. Meanwhile, the internal conflict of Rajapaksa family has developed and the feud between Namal and Shaeendra had taken a center stage. Also, Defense Secretary, despite President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s opposition, had made all arrangements to come to politics from Colombo.
The talk about the President secretly going abroad is going round under such an environment.