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* Sri Lanka Defense Secretary likely to enter politics - report
Sat, Jun 7, 2014, 12:08 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President is likely to request his brother Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to enter politics, a local media report said.

Accordingly, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is likely to resign from the post of Defense Secretary and enter politics.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa may be appointed as an electoral organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for Kotte electorate in Colombo district, the report further said.

Meanwhile, other political sources said that he would be appointed to parliament under the national list and will be given the post of Defense Minister which is currently held by the President.

In an interview with newly issued Sunday Sinhala newspaper Deshaya, the Defense Secretary revealed that he was prepared to enter politics if the President made a request.

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