Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa thanked all those who voted for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), at the Local Government Elections and requested his followers to celebrate the victory peacefully amidst "persecution and harassment."
The Former President released a statement on Facebook which stated "The people of Sri Lanka have risen as one and have spoken.
This election victory is a clear indication to the Government that Sri Lankans are fed up with inaction and want to rebuild Sri Lanka. While celebrating this victory let's remember to do so peacefully."
Rajapaksa released a communiqué which stated "Reports coming in from all corners of the island indicate that the SLPP is heading for a historic victory at the Local Government Elections. I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to the voting public of Sri Lanka who have reposed their trust in us, and made this victory possible. The Opposition has been able to achieve this victory amidst unprecedented persecution and harassment."
"Despite the personal harassment they may have had to face over the past three years, I earnestly request all those who contested under the SLPP banner to celebrate this hard won victory peacefully and with restraint and in a manner that will not inconvenience the defeated side. Members of the SLPP should be mindful that such is the way we should show our appreciation to the voting public of Sri Lanka."
Sources : ceylontoday
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