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Rathana Thera denies withdrawing support from Gota

Member of Parliament Athuruliye Rathana thera has denied reports alleging him of withdrawing support from SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

A document purported to be written by Rathana Thera surfaced on social media today alleging that the thera had extended his support to New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa.

Rathana Thera however released an official statement today confirming that alleged reports were fake. The Thera’s statement is reproduced below;