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Wednesday, 01 July 2015 - 20:50
Former President is not a challenge - UNP
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UNP Media Spokesman and Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is not a challenge to his party.

Minister Kariyawasam stated this when our news team enquired regarding his response to the statement made by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa about contesting the forthcoming General Election.

He said that former President won the 2010 Presidential election by 1.8 million votes, but he was defeated in 2015 by 400,000 votes.

In other words, he was defeated by 2.2 million votes.

However, the Minister stated that the former President is going to face an utter defeat in the upcoming General Election.

Meanwhile, SLMC National Organizer Shafeek Rajabdeen stated that the decision taken by the former President to contest the forthcoming General Election cannot be accepted.

Furthermore, JVP Propaganda Secretary and former MP Vijitha Herath expressed his views about former president Mahinda Rajapaksa returning to politics, saying that people defeated the corrupt governance, therefore, people should not allow them to become public representatives again.

He also said that this is an attempt of rejecting the mandate and collaborating with the rogues, and reiterated that JVP does not accept this by any means.  

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