MR made Leader, GR made Presidential Candidate of SLPP

Sunday, 11 August 2019

The Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa has been appointed as the Leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

Chairman of SLPP Prof. G. L. Peiris handed over a token of leadership to Rajapaksa at the SLPP National Convention which commenced .

The Leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he does not have anything to gain through hatred.

Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed the Leader of SLPP at the Convention. Rajapaksa stated that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) was formed today as a party in which all citizens of all religions and races can stay united.

At the Convention, Mahinda Rajapaksa named former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Presidential Candidate of the SLPP.

Addressing the Conventions, he stated,” Whether I choose or not, he has already become your brother. I hand over my brother to you”.

He further said,” Gotabaya never asked me to make him the President. I named him to strengthen your hands, not to strengthen his.”