Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said he would contest the upcoming general election.
Addressing a gathering at his hometown Medamulana he said “People’s requests asking me to contest cannot be ignored”. Rajapaksa however did not say under which political party he will be contesting but he urged representatives of other political parties to rally around him as they did in 2005.
Since the January defeat, SLFP Snubs, Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Udaya Gammanpila and Dinesh Gunawardena have been campaigning for Rajapaksa and said that their intention is filing former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate at the upcoming general elections.
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