Thursday, October 15, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: I have “no intention whatsoever” to enter politics - Gotabaya

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in an exclusive interview with Ada Derana rejected the recent media claims that he will contest upcoming elections from the Kuruneagala District. He added that he has no intention whatsoever to enter politics.

The Defence Secretary who is also the brother of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa explained that the mandate given by the people was the difficult task of eradicating terrorism from Sri Lankan soil and that it was accomplished.

He stated that the only goal he wishes to achieve now is to initiate a sustainable rehabilitation programme for the disables soldiers. He furthered that he did not pursue any task with narrow political aims.

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