Sources close to Minister Sagala Ratnayaka vehemently denied rumours that the Minister has decided to extend his support to SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Rumours are circulating on social media that Minister Ratnayaka is on the move to switch to the camp of Mr Rajapaksa.
Sources close to the Minister told the Daily Mirror he had never made such a remark on any occasion and added he would surely not make such a decision in the long run as well.
“He would support NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa without a hitch,” the sources added.
When inquired from Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Spokesperson Dullas Alahapperuma, he told the Daily Mirror that he was honestly unaware of such a decision made by the relevant minister.
However, SLPP MPS reiterate that a potential figure of the UNP, who is also close to UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is preparing for a party switch. (Sheain Fernandopulle)