Rajapaksa to continue in politics

Wednesday August 19, 2015

The former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced that he will continue to engage in politics, despite losing the general election. In a statement released today, Rajapaksa claimed that his decision was intended to safeguard the nation and the democratic system: 'I accept with humility, the result of the parliamentary election that just concluded and I thank the voters who placed their confidence in our party despite the unprecedented obstacles that we had to face. I also wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the activists and the people’s representatives of our party who worked indefatigably in the election campaign. I will continue to engage in politics in keeping with the people’s mandate and I will function within parliament to safeguard the nation and the democratic system.'

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