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Contenders sling mud because policies unchallengeable: Gota

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SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa said opponents slung mud at and levelled false allegations against him because they were incapable of challenging his policies.

Speaking at an election rally, he said his opponents resorted to spreading false news and mudslinging because they could not win by talking about policies.

“They remained inactive for five years, destroyed the defence apparatus which was in place during the term of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, disrupted development, destroyed local farmers, industrialists and businessmen and today try to win by restoring to false reports and mudslinging,” he said.

He said his mission was to change the mudslinging political culture. “I have come forward to change this political culture. That's why I didn't comment on other people and focused on the policies and plans I'm hoping to initiate. This erroneous culture aimed at slinging mud at opponents should be changed. You should not fall prey to these reports,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  • Jude Tuesday, 12 November 2019 09:52 AM

    GOTA, at some POINT in your LIFE you were NOTTA SRI LANKAN CITIZEN!!!

    Kumar Dissanayake Tuesday, 12 November 2019 10:13 AM

    When did facts become mud?

    Sorry Lanka Tuesday, 12 November 2019 06:18 PM

    What policies have you presented to challenge? Hang on let me ask my brother.

    Yankee Dude Tuesday, 12 November 2019 08:34 PM

    Did you ask your brother before you promised the people ! .


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