The Sunday Leader

MR says public calls for Gota to be candidate being considered

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says public calls for his brother to be considered as the Presidential candidate of the joint opposition at the next Presidential elections, is being considered.

Responding to a question posed by this journalist over the growing public support for former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be Presidential candidate, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he was aware of the support Gotabaya Rajapaksa has, to be President.

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is seen as the Presidential candidate of the joint opposition at the 2020 Presidential elections, said that the public opinion on Gotabaya Rajapaksa is being considered.

Meanwhile, the former President also dismissed reports of a rift between him and his brothers.

He insisted there was no “power struggle” between his brothers and that such claims are being made by the very people who accused him of running the country with his brothers as a business.

Mahinda Rajapaksa said that it is not just the Rajapaksas who are in the joint opposition but several other politicians as well.

He said that there are some good political figures in the joint opposition unlike in the Government.

20 Comments for “MR says public calls for Gota to be candidate being considered”

  1. Mohamed Ameer

    Country will be backwards

    No educated citizens or middle class family of this country vote for Rajapakshe family.
    Enough is enough. Still greedy for power.
    There are most trusted educated intelligent peoples like Nagalanda Kodituwakku is there to Bring this country for better of all sri lankan.
    Right think people’s will definitely vote for Nagalanda Kodituwakku

    • nanda

      The president of the country should be able to lead the Government for development of the country and its people. It is much bigger role than just filing cases (those are very valid) in the courts.

  2. Lima

    ONLY THE MURDERRS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS , THEN THE ROBBERS AND THEIR SUPPORTS CALL FOR KUDU GOTA TO CONTEST . ALL OTHERS ARE DEAD AGAINST THIS MURDER / ROBBER FAMILY MEMBER OF ANYBODY BECOMING TO POLITICS. PEOPLE WILL RALLY AGAINST AND KILL THEM IF THEY SEE ANY OF THESE RASCALS COME AGAIN FOR POLITICS . SUCH A DESTRUCTION DONE AND ROBBER FOR Rs.70,000 million OF SRI LANKA MONEY AND LYING IN MANY COUNTRIES AND IN COUNTRY AS WELL. OUR CURRENT PRES SIRISENA PUPPET HAS PLAYED INTO THE HANDS OF THIS ROBBER / MURDER WILD FAILY FROM BELIATTA

  3. gamarala

    Gota ordered those who surrendered at the end of the war, even with white flags, to be shot dead.
    He also ordered the arrest of hundreds under PTA without any evidence, to be held without trial – some are in jail even now.
    How can such a man be President?

    • Rubbish.some times better if the was not won to teach you ungrateful people a lesson.

    • mr Gota wanted klled Jaffna civilian with help of ms Sonia Italian woman marred Ganthi but he wanted Rape many girls by the army. he was bribe and women he must sent jail but mr srisena is not allowing he was bribe president, srilanka politician are crooks. he appointed for Hindu minister a Muslim person .his education JSC

  4. punchinilame

    With China`s backing of course – financed to the hilt, it is a worthy try for them.

    Are SB Voters mature?

  5. mr M,,Rajapaska day dream his brother became a president to srilankan,he was wanted criminal and corruption, billions, voters are not fool Jaffna people never vote for you killed the civilian with the help of india, you are a citizen of USA, you can not contest election you are wanted criminal USA has very good report about you.

    • merril

      we do not want military rule in this country and the rajapakshes roberd our
      country although they are not been charged by courts.so we do not want any
      Rajapakshe to rule our country again.
      merril
      wattala

      • Then do you want the the j.v.p. A kind of terrorism or the looters with Ranil or the scarecrow back, your choice.

      • Be grateful to the man who gave you peace,ungrateful people.

        • he did win the war. it was did by the indian government ,because mr Paraba klled the mrRajve ganthi, ms Sonia wanted kill him where mr Vajepayee not willing do it was foreign country but indian mr manmohasing prime minister stooges of ms Sonia did the dirty work killed thousand of people as ltte ,many journalist civilian was killed mr Rajapaska family not educated he is like you,even now indian government finding difficult who killed indian prime minister he to has lot of enemies

    • These are fairytales not even proved. Take my word the Rajapakses will be back wether you like it or not.

      • mr R ajapaska billion as bribe today srilankan finding difficult have one proper meal, you have blind of your comment, please stop writing nonses

  6. I am not against Gothabaya contesting the next Presidential election. My only fear is will he revert to his old trick of using White Vans to eliminate the opposition and the minority people. How the Western Countries will react. We all know Gothabaya Rajapakse is anti West. We also know very well he hates both Tamils and Muslims. In view of this I think Chamal Rajapakse is the best person to contest next Presidential election and not Gota.

  7. God save SL IF Gotha is to become the President, there will be plenty of Murders, White Van abductions, many business men will have to forego their hard earned money, children of wealthy people will be rounded up for ransome, there will be army rule, only God can save our precious land milk & honey.

  8. Kumar

    Shouldn’t it be Gota that has to consider his option. For a start Gota can publicly announce that he is renouncing his US. citizenship.

  9. Justice for all

    Sri Lankan people, don’t be fooled for the sake of your country, no one want any Rajapakses eveR to be in power, DO NOT DO THIS MISTAKE AGAIN, no more of this thugs ever in our political system. NO MORE, NEVER EVER AGAIN.

  10. mr Gota you are not allowed to contest election country of two citizen, you ran away to USA from army work in a petrol station, education JSC .even mr Rajapaska not educated,he came to Colombo stayed in Ratmalana, in house harge .now billion earn money sold hambantota to China,you have money in foreign banks, you murder number of journalist and professnial, paper write truth about you and killed many journalist in democratic country, war won by indian government ms Sonia sent his army and indian prime minister mr wagepayee not interfere in other country but s.sonia made mr Manmasinge as prime minister killed in north east tamil as LTTE. USA hilltion secretary wanted stop the war she told the indian ms Sonia to stop war they are fighting for political rights,, mrRajapaska family are criminal and corruption, enough is enough, president mr srisena is week man ,he appointed a Muslim as Hindu minister,

    • kingsley

      How can you contest a presidential election when you have 5 cold blooded
      murders round your neck they are all proved murders
      shame on you and your brother even to think of elections both of you should take two cyanide capsules and finish your life,more honourable
      get lost man the entire nation knows that you are cold calculated mureder

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