Mahinda is confident of win at key election

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11873448_533184293505990_3789367783603833575_nFormer President Mahinda Rajapakse remained confident of securing victory at the Parliamentary elections held today.

Mahinda Rajapakse was scheduled to cast his vote at 7.15am but he later decided to cast his vote around 11am owing to astrological reasons.

Rajapakse who was defeated by his close aide and one time Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena in a presidential election in January, is looking at becoming the country’s new Prime Minister if the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) wins a majority number of seats.

“I am confident of victory,” he told reporters after casting his vote along with his wife and sons.

Rajapakse’s re-entry back into the political arena has been strongly opposed by President Maithripala Sirisena who is also party chairman, and a group of party members who defected to join Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) to contest the polls.

However Rajapakse has maintained that it was the people’s verdict that he re-enter politics once again. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. It would have been a miracle – speaking of astrological interventions in human affairs real or imagined – if he had NOT tried to reenter Sri Lanka’s politics in a central position since his personal and even family’s fate in the near future depend on it.

    But why not state fairly that it is his personal ambition and interest. Everybody can understand that. However, saying that it is the people’s will before the results of the election are known is deceptive.

    Let’s wait and see.

  2. He changed his voting time due to astrology? “Mahinda Rajapakse was scheduled to cast his vote at 7.15am but he later decided to cast his vote around 11am owing to astrological reasons.” I thought he said that he no longer believed in astrology.

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