14 June 2015
Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says he will not enter active politics.
He was speaking to the media following a religious ceremony at a temple at Udumulla in Padukka.
Gotabhaya stressed this point when he met Ashoka Abeygunawardena, a top official of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya of Ven. Athuraliye Ratana Thera.
However, he told Sri Lanka Mirror in an interview several months ago that he was intending to enter politics.