Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he is willing to make any sacrifice to protect the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and that although he has not betrayed the country or the people, the finger is being pointed at him.
Addressing the inaugural election rally of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at the Salgadu Stadium in Anuradhapura today, Rajapaksa said that following his defeat at the Presidential Election in January, large numbers of people came looking for him at his hometown Medamulana.
Rajapaksa, who is contesting the parliamentary polls on August 17, stated that Colombo was made the fastest developing city in the world and that it was not done in 100 days.
The ex-President also said that it was he who established democracy in the country by holding the most number of elections within the shortest period.
The former Chairman of the SLFP, the main constituent of the UPFA, said that he handed over the chairmanship of the party when it was requested and that he is willing to make any sacrifice for the party.
Rajapaksa said that he transferred powers after losing the election, he was accused of plotting a coup with the Chief Justice and Attorney General.
Rajapaksa said that although he has not betrayed the motherland or the people, the finger is being pointed at him.