Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa no longer has any legal obstacle to contest the upcoming presidential election, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday.
MP Kanchana Wijesekara said United National Party (UNP) MP Thushara Indunil has pointed out that Mr. Rajapaksa was unable to contest the presidential election because he was a US citizen.
"Mr. Indunil is challenging us saying Mr. Rajapaksa cannot contest because he is a US citizen. Mr. Rajapaksa never abandoned his Sri Lankan citizenship. If he had any legal obstacle, its all over now," Mr. Wijesekara told a news briefing held at the SLPP head office yesterday.