Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is a very capable secretary but he never invited him to come forward for elections and engage in politics and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa too never made such a request says President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He has said this at a meeting he had with heads of media institutions recently in response to statements made by certain ministers of the government that Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa should enter politics.
However, certain capabilities of Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa displayed in the past have been published in the media.
Once he called journalist Frederica Jansz a ‘bitch eating excreta’ indicating the pressure exerted by him on media institutions. Responding to a statement by Dayan Jayatileke, Sri Lanka’s permanent representative to the United Nations at Geneva, via an SMS he had asked “Who are you to make such statements?” Mr. Dayan Jayatilleke had responded stating. “Ask your brother.”
On another occasion an aircraft was dispatched to Zurich to get down a pup for his wife. Lands were acquired by chasing out residents living in low income areas.
Forcing businessmen from urban areas and acquiring the land. Businessmen who close down their businesses at night finishing their chores for the day find their business places razed to the ground when they come back next morning to start the day. Such ‘capabilities’ were displayed in several areas including at Kiriella, Kurunegala, Katupotha and Slave Island.
He has participated in election campaigns of his favourite candidates when it is illegal for state officials to engage in political propaganda.
Acting in arbitrary manner without considering the inconveniences the public has to undergo in urban development matters. A recent example is eh water crisis that has developed in many parts of Colombo at present. Paddy fields are taken over by force to beatify urban areas.
It has also been revealed that he is having direct connections with extremist communal organizations such as the BBS.