Normally, a former President should get all his official needs fulfilled through the incumbent President. However, it is revealed that Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa gets his needs fulfilled through Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe avoiding President Maithripala Sirisena for his needs.
The immediate such incident is getting four new tyres for Mr. Rajapaksa’s official vehicle through Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Also, it is revealed that security for Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s foreign tours are arranged through the Prime Minister.
President Maithripala Sirisena has inquired regarding this move from Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and he had said he fulfills requests by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa due to their friendship and also due to his respect for the former President.
It is revealed that Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa has got his needs of various services fulfilled through the Prime Minister.
Recently, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he would always fulfill the services necessary for the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his protection.