room at the top?
UNP Parliamentarian and former Minister Bandula Gunawardene, who
was stranded with his family at a hotel in Arugam Bay when the tsunami
struck, allegedly refused an appeal for some other children to be
taken on the same flight.
the tidal waves hit the shores, Mr. Gunawardene, his wife and five
children and many others were marooned. Opposition leader Ranil
Wickremesinghe reportedly arranged a helicopter rescue when Mr.
Gunawardene called him on the mobile phone.
wife of Kushan Senarath, a manager at Lanka Orex Company told The
Sunday Times they had appealed to Mr. Gunawardene to take some children
with him in the helicopter. But he allegedly did not.
Mr. Gunawardene's wife Thamara responding to the charge said yesterday
there was no room in the helicopter for any others and even their
son was brought in the second flight. Mr. Gunawardene is abroad.