"MR Should Speak To President If He Wants To Be Next PM"

Cabinet Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senarathne said if Mahinda Rajapaksa wants to be the next Prime Minister, he should  discuss the matter with President Maithripala Sirisena.

Addressing a press conference in Colombo, Minister Senarathne said that Rajapaksa is still engaging in active politics as a Senior Advisory to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

“If he wants the post of Prime Minister he can discuss the matter with the President and compete in the general Election as the Prime Ministerial Candidate of the SLFP” the minister added.

Senarathne also asserted that  the objective of the 100 day programme is to end ‘family oriented’ politics, corruptions and to bring ‘good governance’ to the country.

"Therefore Rajapaksa does not have any barrier to compete as the Prime Ministerial Candidate", Senaratne said.

 “The message sent by Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Nugegoda rally did not mention anything about  him  competing as the Prime Ministerial candidate.” he said.

(Methmalie Dissanayake)

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