Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in two of the press conferences held in the party today (20) emphasized that former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will contest for the upcoming Presidential Election.
Accordingly, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will run for President from the SLPP, as party confirmed.
The fact has been confirmed in the press conference held by the lead of Parliamentarians Shehan Semasinghe and D.V. Chanaka, and in the press conference held by the lead of Parliamentarians Sudarshani Fernandopulle and Pavithra Wanniarachchi.
The decision has been made with full blessings of Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Following the closure of the press conference, Parliamentarian Pavithra Wanniarachchi in having a cordial conversation with the media personnel commented that the Opposition Leader has informed her of Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's coming as the Presidential Candidate.
She added that the Opposition Leader has also told her to convey the message to the media.