Basil Rajapaksa Pledges Continued Support for President Ranil Wickremesinghe


Basil Rajapaksa, founder of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and former minister, has reaffirmed the party's support for President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaking at a ceremony in Kalutara marking the 27th anniversary of MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena’s political career, Rajapaksa clarified that their support for Wickremesinghe was not driven by fear.

“We did not help you out of any fear. We state with great pride that we have no fear and no debt,” Rajapaksa declared. He highlighted that the party had collectively determined that Wickremesinghe was capable of saving the country at a crucial juncture, and they have been sincerely supporting him since then.

Rajapaksa assured that as long as President Wickremesinghe continued to protect the country and its citizens, he would receive their full support. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, also present at the event, echoed these sentiments, underscoring the importance of supporting leadership that accepts challenges and moves the country forward.