Minister Kariyawasam comments on Rajapaksa’s decision to contest general elections

Minister Kariyawasam comments on Rajapaksa’s decision to contest general elections

Minister Kariyawasam comments on Rajapaksa’s decision to contest general elections

Written by Staff Writer

07 Jul, 2015 | 8:42 pm

Convening a press conference at UNP headquarters Sirikotha, Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam decried former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision to contest the general elections.

He said that they are prepared to defeat him if he constests from Kurunegala, adding that a former president must respectfully retire and spend the remainder of his life in retirement.

Also speaking at Sirikotha, Deputy Minister of Highways Eran Wikremaeatne noted that if the country is to move forward, there needs to be a change in attitude.

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