Gotabaya prepared to contest the next Presidential elections

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he is prepared to contest the next Presidential elections.

Rajapaksa has said this in an interview with the Veerakesari newspaper which was published today.

In the interview, Rajapaksa also said that it was clear slain LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran was never committed to peace talks.

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He said that Prabakaran had several opportunities to reach a negotiated settlement to the conflict yet he never made use of those opportunities.

Rajapaksa said that one opportunity Prabakaran had was in 1987 through Indian mediation.

The former Defence Secretary said that if Prabakaran made use of the opportunity in 1987 he would have had the support of India and the international community. (Colombo Gazette)

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9 Comments for “Gotabaya prepared to contest the next Presidential elections”

  1. raj

    Please give some post to Mr.Sampanthan and Mr.Sumanthiran so they will talk for you.

  2. raj

    some were committed to shell at civilian targets including hospitals, temples, and other civilian targets. and there is no consequences. some are acceptable crimes to some and considered to be war crimes to others.

  3. surasena

    Yeah, if that happened in 1987, Rajive Gandhi would be sill alive and you may have not needed to run towards US deserting your ARMY post.

  4. tomsam

    He would be the best hangman for SL ;he is so used to and experienced in this trade after being the executioner of Eelam Tamils on behalf of sinhala buddhists of sinking lanka!!!

  5. Lima

    THE NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL AND BIGGEST MURDERER AND ROBBER IN SRI LANKA’S HISTORY FROM THE JARAPAKSA FAMILY AND AS A WHOLE OF THIS FAMILY FROM THE WILD CAME TO LIKGHT AND ROBBED SRI LANKA OUT RIGHT . THE POOR INNOCENTS IN THE WELIKADA PRISON WAS MURDERER COLD BLOOD BY THE HIRED ASSASINS OF THIS KUDU GOTA JARAPAKSA. THIS CROOK IS ENTITLED FOR DEATH PENALTY UNDER ALL CIRCUSTANCE AS HE IS THE MAIN CRIMINAL TO BRING KUDU WITH KUDU DUMINDA AND STILL THIS BUSINESS IS GOING ON. WHAT A SHAME THIS GOVERNMENT IS STILL PROTECTING THIS CRIMINAL EVEN THE SUPREME COURT JUDGES TOO ARE BIASED AND PROTECTING THIS CRIMINAL. NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS EPISODE.

  6. Jumputs

    This man must be dreaming! How can potentially Lanka’s biggest criminal be a president? Does a similar criminal become Mahanayake or Archbishop? can a person does not know how to count become president of the world bank? These are opposit ends of the spectrum!

    Strongly linked with barn door most high profile murders of Lasantha, Ekneligoda, Thajudeen, prison massecres, white van crimes, assaults on journalists, make him qualified to be a president of a country or president of his prison cell? Yet, remember that this man was the defence secretary who should have upheld the law of the country to the utmost letter. But he used all power under him to commit such crimes as well as to suppress all investigations. Are these the qualifications to be a president? he made the gallent tri forces of our country to be his private army as many including IGP’s, Commanders are now implicated in this murder axis. What is the sate of Law and order of the country when this happens? This is a hallmark of a Mafia regime! Current regime has a duty to prove this allegations beyond doubt. These are in addition to MIG scandal , Avent guard scandal, his role in chasing CJ in previous regime and incarceration of Sarath Fonseka and many more. The judgement of this man was such that he appointed the known rapist and drug lord as minister supervising defence !!! A Fox was given in charge of a chicken farm!! Those are his standards.

    Who should be the president of a country? It is someone who has a clean record, honest, abide the law, who could advice citizens to lead a responsible life with in the laws of the land, who could tell people to what is right, who gives respect to all communities and religions, who could unite the country and who could lead by example. In all these parameters he is at opposit end of the spectrum of a true leader. If you want some one to look after a pig farm, you may want better qualities than what he has got.
    Wake up Lanka.!!!!

  7. There is no problem in Gota contesting the 2020 Presidential election. My fear is will he revert back to the dictatorship and white van culture. Will he eliminates his critics by kidnapping and killing. We are living in civilised world. Gota has to do lot to change his image. I know Gota is anti West. We all know we can not survive without West. Talking is very easy but running country with all the problem we are facing is not easy. Today our country is in such mess, thanks to all our politicians. Corruption is unimaginable. Politicians don’t care about public and the country. All they are interested in looting the country at any cost. All I want is a complete change in the way our politicians running our country.

  8. Justice for all

    Biggest joke of 2018! this criminal Gota “baya” for president!!!
    wake up sri lankans, wake up and smell the white vans, fraud, extra judicial killings, family favours, etc., etc., etc.,..

    KICK THIS GUY OUT OF SL TO USA. LET HIM WORK AT A 7/11 ONCE AGAIN.

  9. Gabriella

    I have no doubt that Gota will achieve more for Sri Lanka in five years than all the thieves in parliament have achieved in the sixty nine years since independence.

    However, Gota must start assuring the electorate immediately that he will be the only Rajapaksa stealing from the national coffers.

    If Sri Lankan’s expect their President to progress the country to first-world status, then, the wage of the president needs to come under serious scrutiny and reconsideration.

    The current wage of LKR 1,107,000,00; equivalent to about $11,000,00 (eleven thousand) Australian dollars annually is ludicrous. In terms of eliminating corruption it is the equivalent of asking the mouse to look after the cheese.

    The presidents wage needs to be at least that of Singapore’s prime minister. Or, it should be legally mandated that every government contract/tender awarded will included a ten per cent (10%) “handling-fee” to be deposited in the Presidents bank account.

    This has to be considered as a serious option. Otherwise the current system of graft and corruption that plagues the country will continue unabated.

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