The former president, during his visit to the Asgiriya Temple Wednesday said that for the first time since 1931, the residence of the Rajapaksa family was searched by police.

He also wondered whether the search was a part of the present government's policy of good governance, the Daily Mirror reported.

Rajapaksa added that political victimisation and incidents of violence were going unchecked all over the country and the government should take steps to prevent them.

Embattled former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s country home in the southern province has been raided by police who were looking for a luxury sports car but the search drew a blank.

“They raided our house in Tangalle yesterday looking for a Lamborghini car,” said Namal Rajapaksa, the former president’s elder son and a parliamentarian.
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the search was done on a court warrant but it drew a blank.

“They have been harassing us by searching not only our own houses but those of our friends. We can’t visit homes of our associates because they get their places searched,” Namal said.

He said the police complaint was based on false information that they were hiding a sea plane and tyres of racing cars.

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