Sri Lanka’s ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa to continue politics


Aug 19, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s ex- president and the candidate for parliamentary election 2015, Mahinda Rajapakse, Wednesday said that he will continue to engage in politics and represent people in the parliament.

“I accept with humility, the result of the parliamentary election that just concluded and I thank the voters who placed their confidence in our party despite the unprecedented obstacles that we had to face,” Rajapakse said in a statement today.

“I also wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the activist and the people’s representatives of our party who worked indefatigable in the election campaign,”

“I will continue to engage in politics in keeping with the people’s mandate and I will function within parliament to safeguard the nation and the democratic system.”