ECONOMYNEXT – Chamal Rajapaska, the eldest brother of Mahinda Rajapksa, the leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) has paid the deposit to contest in upcoming Presidential polls.
The deposit has been made in the name of Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Sanvidanaya, an independent group.
Chamal Rajapaksa is a legislator of longstanding and a former speaker.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, another brother of Mahinda Rajapaska, who was nominated by the SLPP as its candidate is facing a court challenge over his citizenship.
The verdict is expected to be delivered later today. (Colombo/Oct30/2019)