President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that millionaire businessman Harry Jayawardena would face the same fate like businessman Lalith Kotelawela.
The President has made this statement to Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayantha during a discussion on the importation of substandard fuel. The Minister had explained to the President during the discussion that it was the former head of the CPC, Harry Jayawardena who is responsible for importing the substandard fuel.
However, Harry Jayawardena has told the media that he would not be responsible for the substandard fuel issue and that it was the Minister’s responsibility.
One of Harry Jayawardena’s daughters is in former US President Bill Clinton’s staff. President Rajapaksa has been angry with Harry for some time since he had used his links to Clinton to help only former President Chandrika Kumaratunge.
Nevertheless, Harry Jayawardena has invested the most amounts of monies in the President’s election campaigns in 2005 and 2010.