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Democratic Left Front (DLF) Leader and MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara yesterday said it appeared that former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was ready for a transformation.

The MP expressed these views to Daily Mirror after meeting with Mr. Rajapaksa at the Eliya Organisation office in Colombo yesterday.

Eleven members of the DLF Executive Council including MP Nanayakkara took part in the meeting to discuss about DLF’s policies and upcoming presidential election.

“We told him about our party’s stance on multiple aspects including the party's socio economic programme. A copy of our policies was given to him and in turn we listened to what he had to say. It was hinted at, and I believe that he took part in the meeting in the capacity of a possible candidate for the upcoming presidential election. From what we gathered, it appeared that he is ready for a transformation. He said he was not familiar with politics and that he has to get familiarised with it,” the MP said.

When asked if the DLF has made a decision on backing Mr. Rajapaksa as a presidential candidate, MP Nanayakkara said they are still open for options and no decision had been made yet.

“The executive council will meet and will go through what was discussed at the meeting and then will arrive at a decision. We are still open for anything and no final decision was taken yet on supporting him at a presidential election. We took part in the meeting to get an understanding and to inform him about our stance,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Dulan de Silva Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:26 AM

    How many votes does can your party get ?

    Sambo Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:32 AM

    MR will never back this decision what ever you may try to hide in your remarks.

    Rufus Norton Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:42 AM

    These bankrupt trumpets have now found that Gota may become a running horse and are now trying to hang on to his shoe laces. These no-gooders have done nothing for this country in all their life time except rabble-rousing. Now they are sniffing around to see where they can get a toe-hold.

    MODA BURUWA Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:49 AM

    Get ready with the WHITE VANS as well ! .

    ANTON Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:08 PM

    WE ARE ALSO GETTING READY FOR A TRANSFORMATION

    Pearls dropping from Vasu's mouth Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:19 PM

    "Gotabaya Rajapaksa was ready for a transformation." ? pray, does Vasu mean transformation for the good, dropping all the white van ideas etc. By this statement Vasu has without thinking (as usual) let the cat out of the bag - may I say "cats" in plural

    Supun Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:46 PM

    No need of having discussions or meetings YOU will be behind them.Whoever comes from Rajapaksha family. Otherwise Mr Nanayakkara should have a rebirth.

    Dee Wednesday, 17 April 2019 05:52 PM

    Hope the transformer won't shot circuit!

    Jude Wednesday, 17 April 2019 06:54 PM

    Here's the thing!! One time Gota was Notta a Sri Lankan Citizen !! Now, person who Renounced SL Citizenship NOT eligible to contest SL Presidency!! Period!!


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