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Sunny Side Up: No more nepotism says Namal  

Minister Namal Rajapaksa says that the world is currently moving away from nepotism and the political progression in countries in the region could be taken as examples to this reality. 

He had made these observations during a recent political discussion telecast on a private television station. 

Rajapaksa had further explained that leaders therefore, cannot be positioned through nepotism, but should emerge from among the people. 

Rajapaksa had made these comments at a time when rumours were rife that he was being postured to take over the post of Prime Minister from his father, Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

However, the Government last week denied such moves saying there was no decision to appoint Namal Rajapaksa in place of Mahinda Rajapaksa.