Home / TOP STORY/ Shocking expose of MR’s son in Parliament

Shocking expose of MR’s son in Parliament

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Wednesday, 27 January 2016 00:39


  • Yoshitha failed to obtain minimum O/L qualification to enroll in 
  • Sri Lanka NavyGoSL spent Rs. 22.2 million for ex-President’s son’s naval training in UK
  • Report on Yoshitha’s irregular appointment submitted to President’s office 


By Ashwin Hemmathagama Our Lobby Correspondent 

The Government informed Parliament yesterday that the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been inducted into the Sri Lanka Navy bypassing mandatory educational qualifications of the GCE Ordinary level and had been sent for extensive training in the United Kingdom and Ukraine at state expense.ryh

Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunathillake said that even though Yoshitha Rajapaksa had failed to obtain minimum results at his ordinary level exams after two sittings, a mandatory qualification to enroll in the Sri Lanka Navy, he had been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant soon afterwards. 

“Lieutenant Y.K. Rajapakse NRX2431 underwent extensive training programs in the United Kingdom and Ukraine soon after he received the basic training in Sri Lanka. The Government spent Rs.22.23 million for his training in the UK during the period from January 2007 till August 2010,” Minister Gayantha Karunatileka confirmed. 

He said a report of the detailed investigation conducted into the enrollment of Yoshitha Rajapaksa had been submitted to the President’s Office based on the recommendation of the Ministry of Defence. 

“The investigations Committee comprised with three senior officers of the Sri Lanka Navy. Action will be taken in due course based on the recommendations received,” the Minister added.

Share This Article


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Putin, Mahinda and Gotabaya

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

I have to say that I am very happy indeed about the resounding victory scored by President Putin. If not for him, there would be no multi-polarity in the world; no chance of a global equilibrium; no ally for the rising economic power of China which w

President’s backflip toward Rajapaksa camp summons Ranil’s reserves to meet the challenge

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, is hard put to it in meeting the very strenuously intricate challenge foisted upon him by his partner in the Yahapalanaya Government – President Maithripala Sirisena. Inasmuch as Mahinda Rajapaksa

The world moves forward and we move backwards

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Communal riots emerged once again. It will emerge over and over again since we, those who govern and those who are governed, over and over again prove that we do not learn from the past mistakes. My first experience of communal riots was black July 1

Drop the guns, ‘Hit Refresh’

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

‘Drop the guns’ is my addition based on his own analysis, but ‘Hit Refresh’ is Satya Nadella’s main title of the quite praiseworthy book with a vision for everyone, not only in the technology field, but also in other areas of knowledge and

Columnists More