Member of the Joint Opposition, MP Udaya Gammanpila stated that former Defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will not join with the leadership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations W.D.J. Senevirathne, addressing a SLFP meeting at Kolonna yesterday said that the former Defence secretary should be nominated as the second in line for the leadership of the SLFP.
Speaking to our news team the general secretary of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila stated that the former Defence secretary has not engaged in any talks with regard to the matter.
When contacted by our news team, the former Defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that he is unable to issue a statement on this at the matter.