SLPP candidate will be a ‘Terminator’ says Basil | Daily News


SLPP candidate will be a ‘Terminator’ says Basil

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna frontliner Basil Rajapaksa has compared his party’s prospective presidential candidate to the brutal cyborg assassin in the famous ‘Terminator’ Hollywood film series.

Trying to reassure reporters at a press briefing yesterday, the former Economic Development Minister and US citizen insisted his brother Gotabaya would not be a “cruel leader”. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the powerful defence secretary who oversaw the country’s security machinery for the decade his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa held the presidency, is widely tipped to be announced as the SLPP candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

“The country needs a leader with discipline, a leader who will protect people. At the same time our candidate should also be a Terminator,” Basil Rajapaksa told reporters at the media briefing. He said voters would have no reason to fear the former Defence Secretary as the country’s president.


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