While claiming that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would definitely contest the upcoming general elections as a Prime Ministerial candidate, his spokesman Rohan Weliwita today said that Mr. Rajapaksa was yet to decide under which party he would contest.
He said that the former President was optimistic that he would be given nomination by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to contest under the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) or the People's Alliance (PA).
“The reports that President and SLFP Chairman Maithripala Sirisena had rejected nominations for Mr. Rajapaksa are not yet confirmed. MPs Susil Premejayantha and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa are still trying to get the nominations for Mr. Rajapaksa,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)