Rajapaksa made this remark while speaking to the media upon his arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning.
Rajapaksa indicated that the court cases filed in the US would have no bearing on his ability to run for the presidency in Sri Lanka.
A large number of supporters are gathered at the BIA to welcome the former Defence Secretary who is currently facing two court cases in the US.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa is being flaunted as a potential Presidential candidate, however, his current dual citizenship in the US bars him from contesting.
Rajapaksa renounced his Sri Lankan citizenship in order to obtain his US citizenship. He subsequently regained his Sri Lankan citizenship as a dual national in 2005.
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