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I won’t topple Government. While PM is away: says Mahinda Rajapakse


(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa MP, stated yesterday (04th Wednesday) that he was not a backstabber and would only topple the government when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was in the country and not when he was abroad.

In response to the prime minister’s remark that Mr. Rajapaksa could do whatever he wanted to after he left for Switzerland on January 17, the ex-president said Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe had nothing to fear from him.

“I assure the prime minister that I won’t topple the government while he is away. Backstabbing is not in my nature. Everything will be done in a democratic manner when he is in the country. There is nothing for him to be afraid of. He can leave for Switzerland and come back safely,” Mr. Rajapaksa told the journalists at his political office in Battaramulla.

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