United National Party Parliamentarian, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, has extended support to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
The United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian made this announcement while addressing a media briefing today (18).
Rajapakshe told reporters that while he supported the formation of the Good Governance Government in 2015 that Government violated the Constitution the same year it was formed.
He said that he decided to support Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the election next month keeping national security in mind.
Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe was initially a Cabinet Minister of Justice in the Good Governance Government but was sacked from his portfolio in 2017 by President Maithripala Sirisena.
During the 2018 constitutional crisis he was appointed to the new cabinet of Ministers headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa but lost his portfolio once the cabinet was dissolved in December that same year.