'Prepared To Provide Leadership': Gota Says He Has A Vision For The Future Of The Country

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who was announced the Presidential candidate for the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Permauna party this afternoon, says he is "fully prepared" to provide leadership to the country.

"I love my country. I am proud of my country. I have a vision for the future of my country," the SLPP Presidential candidate said.

His full speech (English translation) is given below:

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