MR on Twitter Q&A: Allow future leaders to emerge

January 11, 2017 12:59 PM

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called on the Sri Lanka Freedom Party to allow future leaders to emerge to take the country forward. In response to calls made by several SLFP Ministers recently urging President Maithripala Sirisena to contest the 2020 Presidential Elections, Former Rajapaksa said futures leaders should receive a platform in the political sphere.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today took to his official twitter account to host a question and answer session.

During the session, twitter users questioned MP Rajapaksa about the possibilities of contesting the 2020 Presidential Election.

MP Rajapaksa in response said he will support the decision taken by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Commenting on his Presidential Election defeat in 2015, the former President said there were many reasons behind his downfall however said he is prepared for the future.

MP Rajapaksa meanwhile said the present opposition is focused on working with the government to influence the decision making process, thereby supporting the masses on critical issues. MP Rajapaksa noted he is prepared to face a future election with a powerful joint force that represents the people’s will.

Commenting on the establishment of the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division, Former President Rajapaksa said FCID is an illegal entity adding under a future administration it will be investigated and will prosecute perpetrators of the Yahapalayana government.

In conclusion, the former President hailed US President-Elect Donald Trump stating he will lead US through a new foreign policy that will respect sovereignty of nations.