Rajapaksa Recommends Welgama As Opposition Leader

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that former Minister Kumara Welgama is a good candidate for the post of opposition leader.
 
Speaking to local media, Rajapaksa said that many elected SLFP MPs agree that Welgama is a good candidate for the post.
 
Rajapaksa added that he has no intention of becoming the opposition leader.
 
He also maintained that it was easy to do politics with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe since he did not take revenge.
 
Rajapaksa was seen in public with Wickremesinghe on several occasions after the August 17 election, most notably at the Prime Minister's swearing-in ceremony on August 21, and the felicitation ceremony of Kumar Sangakkara held yesterday.
 
Despite Rajapaksa's refusal to accept the opposition leader's position, some of his supporters are urging him to change his mind. National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday that Rajapaksa will have to accept if a majority of the opposition requests him to do so.
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