I never said I would Retire; At the moment I am taking a Rest – Mahinda Rajapaksa
In the interview to The Hindu , former president Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa would not confirm that he was considering a political comeback.
But however he was angered by the cases filed by Mr. Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe against his family members and associates. “If they didn’t, I would have just supported this government. But now they want to probe, put us in jail, take our passports without any evidence. How can I retire like this? I never said I would retire. At the moment I am taking a rest.”
Fuelling the speculation are Mr. Rajapaksa’s daily meetings with the public, while two big public rallies have been held in his absence by his supporters.