Gota denies reports he will be Defence Secretary

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has denied reports he will be appointed as the new Defence Secretary.

Rajapaksa says he has no intention of joining the new Government but will support it.

“The rumours that Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been appointed as the Defence Secretary are simply not true. will not accept any administrative roles in the Government, but will continue to support to establish a stable government,” Milinda Rajapaksha, a spokesperson for Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in a tweet. (Colombo Gazette)