Tuesday, 22nd June 2021

SLPP claims Gotabaya Rajapaksa has no legal hurdles to contest Presidency

Colombo, Aug 3 (BAN/ AD): the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on Friday has said that former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa no longer has any legal obstacle to contest the upcoming presidential election. There was confusion over Gotabaya citizenship from long time.

MP Kanchana Wijesekara said United National Party (UNP) MP Thushara Indunil has pointed out that Mr. Rajapaksa was unable to contest the presidential election because he was a US citizen.

Mr. Wijesekara told “Mr. Indunil is challenging us saying Mr. Rajapaksa cannot contest because he is a US citizen. Mr. Rajapaksa never abandoned his Sri Lankan citizenship. If he had any legal obstacle, its all over now.”

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