Speaking from his house in the south of the country, Mr Rajapakse said, “This Government has not got into the spirit (pardon the pun) of celebrating Halloween. When I was in power, we didn’t even have to dress up to make people feel scared – we just played a few games with certain people and threatened them. And rather than find white sheets and go out paraded as ghosts, we just sent out a few white vans on patrol. It wasn’t just the kids but even adults would run away screaming for their life – so much fun.”
“This government have failed to celebrate this unique day, although we are going to haunt them for trying to bring in a new constitution that will carve up the old one like a pumpkin and remove clauses that were meant to keep me in power forever. I still walk around like I am alive, although my political career was buried in 2015,” he added.