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‘If I visit US, I will have to sit in the electric chair’ says Gotabhaya

Sri Lanka’s former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that if he was to move to the USA, he would be prosecuted and sentenced to death by electric chair, whilst being interviewed on a talk show on Sri Lankan television.    

“I cannot lead a luxury life in America,” said Mr Rajapaksa. “There, I will have to sit in the electric chair for conducting the war”.

Colombo Mirror reported the former defence secretary as saying that “LTTE terrorists are waiting” for him to visit the USA or other countries where they may be able to file a lawsuit against him

“It’s an open secret,” continued Mr Rajapaksa. “I have served in the Army for 20 years during the very difficult period…Because of my dedication and commitment I was able to finish the war which others couldn’t… Many people will acknowledge it.”

Also see our previous posts:

'Only one way to shield Gotabhaya from war crimes prosecution' - Ryan Goodman
(28 Jan 2015)

I gave orders, it will be me that goes to the electric chair - Sarath Fonseka (06 Mar 2014)

‘Saboteurs want me in electric chair’ says Sri Lankan President
(12 Feb 2014)

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