Hizbullah: Rajapaksa never promised CM post to Pillaiyan

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 April 2008, 08:39 GMT]
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa never promised Chief Minister post to Pillaiyan of the TMVP after the Eastern Provincial Council elections, said M.L.A.M.Hizbullah at a press briefing held Wednesday at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. Mr. Hizbullah said Mr. Rajapaksa had promised that the appointment of the CM post would go to 'the one who secures largest number of votes.'

Hizbullah has left the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and contesting the forthcoming EPC election on the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket.

He addressed the briefing along with two other former SLMC parliamentarians.

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