Mahinda could have waited for a year and half, but can the country? - Gotabaya

Mahinda could have waited for a year and half, but can the country? - Gotabaya

November 17, 2018   08:55 pm

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that Mahinda Rajapaksa could have become Prime Minister with a two-thirds majority in Parliament if he had waited for elections in a year and a half, but questioned whether the country could wait that long.

He made these comments while addressing a seminar of the “Eliya” (light) organisation held in Avissawella today (17).

He stated that some people ask whether Mahinda Rajapaksa could have taken the premiership with a two-thirds majority if he had waited for another year and a half.

“I know very well that Mahinda Rajapaksa could have done that. But the problem is whether this country can wait for another one and a half years,” he said. 

“The Ranil Wickremesinghe government was created by foreign powers,” he claimed, while adding that when it was announced that the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister and government was passed in the Parliament, the diplomats from western nations who were in the gallery had clapped their hands.

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