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Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe pledges support to Gota

United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has pledged support to SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

This was announced at a press conference held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe held the post of Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana in the Yahapalana Govt. but was sacked by President Maithripala Sirisena in 2017.

During last year’s constitutional crisis, he was appointed to the new cabinet under the Rajapaksa regime, but lost his portfolio in December once the cabinet was dissolved.

Prior to the press conference, the SLPP and the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with regard to the forthcoming Presidential polls.