Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been rejected only once unlike Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who had been rejected 28 times by the people, the National Freedom Front (NFF) said today.
The party rationalised their call to urge the former President be nominated as UPFA Prime Ministerial candidate.
“Technically, people have not rejected Mr. Rajapaksa. They are still demanding his return to politics but we can’t see people requesting President Maithripala Sirisena to stay in office. Also, the Prime Minister had been rejected 28 times by the people,” Deputy Chairman of the party Piyasiri Wijenayaka said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)