Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has rejected reports linking him to Presidential candidate M. L. A. M. Hizbullah and Ceylon Thowheed Jamath (CTJ) General Secretary Abdul Razik.
Rajapaksa’s spokesman Dullas Alahapperuma said that attempts are being made to mislead the public with regards to Rajapaksa and his campaign.
He said that misleading reports had appeared claiming that Hizbullah was contesting the election on behalf of Rajapaksa and that Abdul Razik was involved in Rajapaksa’s campaign.
“We completely reject both claims,” Alahapperuma said.
On a video circulating on social media Abdul Razik says he feels Rajapaksa will win the Presidential election next month and he personally supports Rajapaksa.
He says a majority of Sri Lankans feel Rajapaksa can ensure national security is not compromised.