Muthuhettigama Says Majority Of SLFP MPs Back Rajapaksa

Galle District UPFA MP Nishantha Muthuhettigama stated that a majority of SLFP parliamentarians support Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The controversial MP made this comment yesterday at a gathering of SLFP MPs, Provincial Council Members and Local Government Authority Members in the Galle District.

The gathering was organized in Bataduwa, Galle, to urge Mahinda Rajapaksa to return to politics.

Four MPs and 40 other representatives reportedly took part in the event.

Addressing the meeting, Muthuhettigama said that Mahinda Rajapaksa was not a politician rejected by people.

Even in the parliament, the majority of SLFP MPs support Rajapaksa, said Muthuhettigama.

He further stated that even though he could not join the rallies held in Nugegoda and Kandy in support of Rajapaksa, he will be the first person to climb on to the stage if a similar rally is held in Galle.

Muthuhettigama called upon those who support Rajapaksa to march on Medamulana once the General Election is announced. "I invite all of you to go to Medamulana, bring Mahinda Rajapaksa back to Colombo and make sure that he is given nominations," he said.

Meanwhile, MP Manusha Nanayakkara, who also took part in the meeting, told ‘Asian Mirror’ that they will support Mahinda Rajapaksa even if he is not given nominations from the SLFP.

Nishantha Muthuhettigama was a staunch opponent of the Maithripala Sirisena camp during the recently concluded Presidential Election.

He was involved in a series of events which started with the burning of the stage of an opposition meeting in Wanduramba.

When police finally arrested several suspects regarding the incident, Muthuhettigama stormed the Wanduramba Police Station and took the suspects away. The Wanduramba OIC resigned over the incident, saying that he cannot fulfill his duties due to political interference.

On December 24, 2014, Baddegama Magistrate Court ordered the Police to arrest Nishantha Muthuhettigama. Despite this warrant, he left the country for Singapore. He was arrested upon his return on December 28. The court case pertaining to the incident is still ongoing.

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