MR expresses dissatisfaction with Govt.’s trajectory

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 02:23 –      – 121

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  • SLPP leader Mahinda Rajapaksa acknowledges widespread public criticism against Govt. led by party
  • Claims however SLPP prepared to seize power once more and will secure victory at all future polls
  • Denies existence of a split within party over support for President Ranil Wickremesinghe as a Presidential candidate 

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday expressed confidence in the party’s ability to secure victory in any forthcoming election.

Speaking to the media after an SLPP meeting at the party headquarters, Rajapaksa refuted claims of a split within the party regarding support for President Ranil Wickremesinghe as a Presidential candidate, dismissing them as mere rumours. “I am not aware of any such split. These are mere rumours,” he clarified.

However, Rajapaksa voiced his dissatisfaction with the Government’s trajectory, despite the SLPP holding the majority. “We are not fully satisfied,” he remarked, noting widespread public criticism of the Government. Rajapaksa emphasised the public’s high level of criticism towards the Government and said however the SLPP is prepared to seize power and lead the Government. “We will take the necessary steps at the appropriate time,” he affirmed.

Furthermore, Rajapaksa confidently asserted that the party faces no significant challenges and is poised to emerge victorious in any upcoming election.

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