Gota rejects social media claims

18 July 2018 10:15 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today rejected reports circulating in the social media purported to be from the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, claiming to have appointed him as the Presidential Candidate for 2020.

“I wish to inform that a fake media release circulating in social media, purported to be from the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, claiming to have appointed me as the Presidential Candidate for 2020, is totally inaccurate and is an attempt by certain parties to mislead and confuse the people and political stakeholders,” the former Defence Secretary said in a Facebook message.


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  Comments - 11

  • De Silva Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:49 AM

    Damage control ? Too late

    STRATEGY Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:36 PM


    Gamaya Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:55 AM

    Whether you refute the allegations or not you have his blessings to contest.You are a chip of the old block in a different garb.

    Medalankara. de C. Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:57 AM

    Say cheese

    Labby Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:10 PM

    This is a ploy by GR. Presently there are certain negative images being portrayed about him, and projecting him as a Presidential candidate is only going to cause him damage. That's his far-sighted thought. There's nothing fake about the news; the news is right and the character portrayed about him is right too.

    Arthur Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:24 PM

    Fake release on Fake hero.

    Gamaya Wednesday, 18 July 2018 01:05 PM

    Even if it's true who the hell cares? G R will lose!

    Suresh Wednesday, 18 July 2018 01:34 PM

    I wish you become the next president of Sri lanka.

    johan Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:52 PM

    Yes so we may have to import more white vans

    TONY Wednesday, 18 July 2018 07:03 PM


    Jude Wednesday, 18 July 2018 07:27 PM

    Hey Foreigners are NOT allowed to contest in SL Presidential Elections!! Moreover, people who RENOUNCED Lankan Citizenship are not ELIGIBLE as candidates for SL Presidency!!! Period!!

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