Former governor of Eastern Province M.L.A.M Hezbollah will back Gotabaya Rajapaksa despite contesting as a separate candidate in the presidential election, says MP S.B. Dissanayake.
“Votes cast for Douglas Devananda, Thondaman, Athavulla, Hizbullah.. all would be cast for Sir Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Hizbullah is contesting as a separate candidate. I called Hizbullah.
I view that Hizbullah is not a scoundrel like Rishard Bathudeen. He built a good university by obtaining some foreign money,” the MP said.
However, it is noteworthy that Athuraliye Ratana Thera, who had launched mass media campaign against Hizbollah’s Batticaloa University, is now allied with Gotabaya Rajapaksa.