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Presidency: Gota not finalized, Basil won’t contest: MR

27 March 2019 10:52 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A conclusive decision had not yet been taken regarding former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa contesting as a candidate at the upcoming Presidential Election, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

He expressed these views during a meeting with media heads at the Opposition Leader’s office yesterday (27).  

“Basil Rajapaksa has also told me that he was not going to contest,” Mr. Rajapaksa said.

Mr. Rajapaksa said there was speculation in the county that somebody from the Rajapaksa family would contest at the Presidential Election.

“However, there is no final decision in this regard,” he said.  

“I am still searching the ideal person, who has a higher possibility of winning at the Presidential Election. The UNP has also not yet decided. We will decide our candidate depending on the candidate of the UNP,” Mr. Rajapaksa added.


  Comments - 8

  • DS Wednesday, 27 March 2019 01:22 PM

    How about all you SLFP, UNP, Pohottuwa parasites never contest! You are the "Rats" that caused the "Black Plague" in this once great country. Curse you all.

    ruwan Wednesday, 27 March 2019 01:31 PM

    you have to decide it for the sake of county's best interest.. not on unp's decision

    IAN WICKREMESOORIYA Wednesday, 27 March 2019 02:56 PM

    well said!

    Chris Wednesday, 27 March 2019 03:00 PM

    President Sirisena is smart. Sent word that unity gov possible with UNP and see the results! The power of One.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 27 March 2019 03:11 PM

    Why don't you make Gomanpilla the President, then all u fellows can sleep in Goma.

    umberto gui Wednesday, 27 March 2019 04:58 PM

    ruwan that will be the day. You are dreaming rajapaksa deciding for the betterment of the country, never in your life mate

    SKM Wednesday, 27 March 2019 07:46 PM

    MR is still keeping the d-rope given to MS.

    CITIZEN Thursday, 28 March 2019 09:04 AM

    Why? Isn't there anybody other than Rajapakses eligible to contest? Only Rajapakses can rob and ruin the country???

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