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MR ready to take up SLPP leadership

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday, said that he is ready to take up the leadership of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

The former President was responding to questions by journalists at the end of Joint Opposition’s Party Leaders’ meeting at his residence in Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo.

SLPP Chairman Prof. G.L.Peiris addressing a press conference early this week, said the former President would be handed over the SLPP leadership next month parallel to the party’s second year anniversary.