Yoshitha Rajapaksa Leaves SL Amidst Court Martial Fears

February 11, 2015
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Yoshitha Rajapaksa has left for Dubai last night, Airport sources told Asian Mirror.
He has boarded the flight EK 653 at about 8.15 pm yesterday. Airport sources told Asian Mirror that no body accompanied Rajapaksa who was also an officer of Sri Lanka Navy.
Rajapaksa, according to sources, had not used the VIP lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday.

He has made this move amidst speculations that the Navy may take measures to court martial the young Navy officer for engaging in political activities while serving in the military. All three sons of the former President played key roles in his presidential election campaign early this year, bypassing seniors of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

He also owns the Carlton Sports Network television channel - which previously had exclusive rights to telecast cricket matches in Sri Lanka, including the Cricket world Cup 2015. Rajapaksa was also a member of the Sri Lanka national Rugby team and the captain of the SL Navy Rugby team.

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