MR confirms Chamal was a back-up plan

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa confirmed that former Speaker of Parliament Chamal Rajapakse was a back up plan encase the Appeal Court ruled in favour of the citizenship petition filed against SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

In the afternoon today, a deposit had been placed with the Election Commission on behalf of UPFA MP Chamal Rajapaksa for the 2019 Presidential Election.

However in the evening today, the three judge bench of the Appeal Court unanimously dismissed the petition against Rajapaksa’s Sri Lankan Citizenship.

The petition was filed by two social activists Gamini Viyangoda and Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara.