Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday denied reports that she too would contest the election if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was to do so.
She said, “Just because Mahinda Rajapaksa is going to submit his nomination to contest the election, it does not mean I am going to do the same. This is a lie. I have a party and the party has a chairman. The party also has discipline. I will not talk about it too much now. How can my private secretary issue such statements? His statement is false.”