Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Rajapaksa Sons To Lead Army & Navy Rugby Teams
The Sri Lanka Rugby Union said that Yoshitha Rajapaksa would remain as the Captain of the Sri Lanka Navy Rugby team and Rohitha Rajapaksa would be the Captain of the Sri Lanka Army Rugby team despite speculations that the Rajapaksa sons will be pulled out of Rugby squads.
Upon further inquiry, the officials of the Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Navy Rugby federations had told media that former Mahinda Rajapaksa’s two sons would take part in the upcoming Dialog Rugby tournament in their regular positions.
It was widely speculated that the sons of former President Rajapaksa had left the country following the presidential election.
Three sons of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, namely Namal Rajapaksa, Yoshitha Rajapaksa and Rohitha Rajapaksa are prominent members of the national Rugby team.
Provincial Council member and JHU stalwart Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said a comprehensive inquiry would be conducted into activities of members of the Rajapaksa family in the field of Rugby. He also added that the new government had received a number of complaints with regard to the conduct of the “princes” of the Rajapaksa family.
He also added that the members of the “nil balakaya”, a youth organization set up by the sons of the former President, would be rehabilitated.