(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) A former top Navy officer has come under attack on social media for telling a female journalist to leave Sri Lanka over a comment she had made on twitter.
Journalist Marianne David had tweeted raising concerns over an event set to take place next Sunday promoting a car free Colombo.
"No, I will not support car-free Colombo. I can barely walk 100 metres without some sick pervert or inbred idiot saying something perverted or stupid to me or making some strangled sound - today's was a meow, of all bloody sounds, a MEOW. So no, no car-free Colombo for me, thanks," she tweeted.
Former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy and Former Governor of the Eastern Province Mohan Wijewickrama tweeted a response saying "Please leave this country. You do not belong here. What is your ulterior motive?"
Several journalists and others questioned the right Mohan Wijewickrama had to tell anyone to leave Sri Lanka.
Wijewickrama was appointed as Governor of North Eastern Province in January 2006, by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and later Governor of the Eastern Province in December 2006.
Today Wijewickrama is a strong supporter of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
There was no immediate response from Rajapaksa to the tone used by Wijewickrama.