Speaking to reporters outside the Presidential Commission on large scale fraud today, Rajapaksa said that the country needs a strong opposition.
He said that Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan cannot be accepted as the opposition leader.
Meanwhile National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawansa said that a new opposition political front is being formed and that is is almost ready to commence work.
Asked if Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will play a key role in the new political front, Weerawansa said that it is too early to comment. (Colombo Gazette)