Jun 12, 2019

Basil says SLPP presidential candidate is Gota! Featured

The founder of the SLPP Basil Rajapaksa has said that the presidential candidate from the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna could be Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

He said this to the media subsequent to discussions held with the Elections Commissioner yesterday (11).

He said it was likely that the presidential election would be held as planned, but said even previously the Election Commission had said elections would be held.

It is said that this news has been published to increase the popularity of Basil Rajapaksa.

The Protect Basil Rajapaksa FB page has also published that Gota’s obstacle has been sorted.

Gota’s obstacles sorted

It has already been reported that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s application for the renouncing of his US citizenship has been accepted by the US Government.

Although this has not been officially reported, in the event a clarification in this regard is required by the Election Commission, the US Embassy would officially issue a notice.

According to the stipulations of the 19th Amendment, anyone holding dual citizenship is not eligible to contest a national election. Therefore Gotabhaya had gone to the US recently in order to take legal measures to renounce his US citizenship.

Gota leaves hospital

Meanwhile, the former Defence Secretary who underwent a heart surgery is said to be recovering well.

It is reported that he has been discharged from hospital and is currently recuperating at his place of residence in Singapore.

Gota’s FB page notes that the time has come to dispel notions that professionals should not get involved in politics and that their expertise should be used for nation building.

However, there was no FB posts from June 05th to June 10th. It was on June 05th that Gotabhaya underwent surgery.