Our candidate couldn’t win: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Posted on July 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that his party’s candidate was unable to win the Presidential election in Parliament today.

We presented Dullas. We voted for him, but lost. Somebody has to win,” he told media in parliament.

“He (Ranil) got more votes, so he became the president. That’s what has happened. We are waiting to see what will happen in the future. Whatever the government is, it must work for the people of the country,” he said.

“There are different opinions. Some say this is the opinion of the people. We say this is not the opinion of the people,” he also said.

Commenting about the protesters, the former President said “I think the struggle is over now. The youth who are engaged in the struggle at Galle Face must understand that now. They must now leave and get on with their work,” the former Premier said

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