What did Maithri do?
These are some of the statements everyone makes. Those who have memories of how Sri Lanka was prior to 8 January 2015 cannot say these things. The biggest thing that Maithri did after becoming President was to release and save the country from the Rajapaksa fear which had gripped the entire country. He generated a country where one could think, write and speak freely. Prior to 8 January 2015, not only Mahinda, but anyone who had anything to do with the name 'Rajapaksa' could not be criticized by the media of this country.