Ready to fulfil pledges made to the people-Gota tells MPs

4 July 2019 05:23 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has told a group of MPs who visited him at a Singapore hospital yesterday that he is ready to fulfil the pledges given to the people and promised to dedicate his time and energy to make sure that this was done after he arrives in the country.

Gampaha District Leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Prasanna Ranatunga said former Defense Secretary Rajapaksa had expressed these views when he and a group of SLPP MPs met him yesterday (3) in Singapore where he was convalescing in hospital following open-heart surgery.

"He is ready to fulfil the pledges given to the people and has promised to dedicate his time for them when he arrives the country," MP Ranatunga said.

MP Ranatunga left for Singapore on Tuesday (2) to visit Mr. Rajapaksa accompanied by MPs Thenuka Vidanagamage, Priyankara Jayaratna and Indika Anurudda. Former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella also joined them on their visit.

Mr. Rajapaksa had stressed that he was recovering well after surgery and that he was not ready to withdraw has candidature for President for any reason.

Prasanna Ranatunga had updated the former Defense Secretary about the preparations for the upcoming Presidential Election that is due to be held in approximately 5 months.

He told Mr. Rajapaksa that the party was gearing up for the polls and that the district level preparations were going on well under the able leadership of Basil Rajapaksa. (Pusuhpakumara Mallawaarachchi)

  Comments - 7

  • Sando Thursday, 04 July 2019 09:27 AM

    We warmly welcome you as a future Leader. Free this Country from this Garbage Dump.

    Sarath Thursday, 04 July 2019 09:46 AM

    Best thing you can do for country is to stay away permanently. We don't want white vans and stifling of dissent culture back again

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 04 July 2019 10:00 AM

    Why is Gota in a hospital in Singapore and not as before in the US? He's probably too cowardly to stand trial there. But the US will chase him worldwide. Before his trials are over, and hopefully he will spend decades in a US correction center, the US will not release him from her citizenship.

    ra Thursday, 04 July 2019 10:34 AM

    what are those pledges? do people need to worry by considering the past government era?

    Raja Thursday, 04 July 2019 07:51 PM

    Good Question. Why he is not in US getting treatment. Why in Singapore? Answer: In US he has to pay the bill. In Singapore, SL government that mean people pay the bill.

    Naga malli Thursday, 04 July 2019 08:12 PM

    We are better off without you. Stay wherever you are.

    bindu Friday, 05 July 2019 08:09 AM

    We are waiting anxiously to see how you come out of the citizenship trap.


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