Thursday July 18, 2019

MR says his press officer is an ‘idiotic devil’

Aug 18, 2018 17:25 PM GMT+0530 | 6 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT - An exasperated former president Mahinda Rajapaksa described his press officer Udith Lokubandara as a “moda yakek,” or an idiotic devil, and ordered him to stay away during an impromptu press meet on Friday.

Trouble started when the former leader emerged from his official residence in Colombo on Friday afternoon after being questioned by the CID over his role in the Keith Noyahr abduction in 2008.

President Rajapaksa was keen to speak to television cameras and reporters, but Lokubandara had ordered them out of the tightly-guarded premises. This action of Lokubandara, a son of former Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara, angered the former leader who was keen to speak to the press.

“Moda yakek (idiotic devil),” he said pointing to Lokubandara who grinned sheepishly, but stayed by his side only to be told firmly to get lost. An aide said what the former president meant was that Lokubandara was a “stupid idiot” to have ordered reporters to leave. After the public rebuff, Lokubandara felt very small and slunk away. 



  1. Randy August 20, 04:08 AM

    Don't you have any other news? Economynext is getting rubish.

  2. beruwala victim August 20, 04:03 AM

    If Rajapaksa's press officer is an idiotic devilthen Rajapaksa is a head of idiotic devil. ie: Rajapaksa is Head idiotic Devil. we can clearly see that because he sold our country to china. (He put our country into debt of china) but he is rich for his another 5 generations

  3. Tony August 20, 02:55 AM

    Today, the country has been eaten by Indian devils and American Devils, with the support from Yahapalana Devils. Rajapaksa is the preferred Devil to expel foreign Devils who are destroying Sri Lanka.

  4. Naman August 19, 12:27 PM

    MR like DT in USA thrives on media publicity. He was annoyed that opportunity was lost.Will he ever face the media and tell the truth on what good/bad things to his motherland.

  5. Idiot August 19, 09:46 AM

    What is he going to say to the press? That he is an innocent victim of politics??

  6. Sisira Siribaddana August 18, 09:57 AM

    rubbish story- aren't there any other news??. What about sudath chandrasekare's story rails mistreatment

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