Field Marshall and now Cabinet Minister, Sarath Fonseka last night charged that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was greedy for power and hence was looking at ways to come back to power.
“When I started a political party, it was with a genuine intention, but Mahinda Rajapaksa’s intentions are purely based on his greed for power, so that’s why he wants to start another party,” Fonseka told reporters soon after paying homage at the Dalada Maligawa on Saturday.
Fonseka also said that instead of a President becoming a Parliamentarian, it was an elevation for him when he, in his capacity as a retired military officer was granted a position as a Cabinet Minister.
He also assured that the current government will deliver its promises, but it will take a while in some instances. “The law and order in the country deteriorated during Rajapaksa’s time, so we have to rectify the blunders done in the past,” Fonseka added.