Oct 14, 2018

Next best candidate is Gota - Bandula

If Mahinda Rajapaksa is unable to contest the upcoming Presidential election, the next best suitable candidate would be former defence secretary - Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, says MP Bandula Gunawardena.

He was addressing the 'Eliya' conference which was held yesterday (13) in Godagama under the auspices of the former defence secretary.

MP Gunawardena further said that he firmly believed that another leader other than Mahinda Rajapaksa would not come to exist, to salvage this country.

Meanwhile, addressing the event, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that Mahinda Rajapaksa would be announcing the candidate from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna at the appropriate time.

Noting that what mattered at the moment was to amass and fortify their public strength force, Mr. Gotabhaya also said that during a time when did not even have a party, Basil Rajapaksa was able to form the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and secure a historic victory.