Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been advised to avoid facing the media.
Rajapaksa’s spokesman Dullas Alahapperuma said that the former Defence Secretary was avoiding the media based on legal advice but will contest the presidential election.
It is understood that Mahinda has advised him to stay away from the media for the moment because questions on Human Rights abuse specially the White Van killings and killing of Journalist Lasantha are unanswerable and will make him loose votes.
The United National Party has been questioning the reasons behind Rajapaksa’s unavailability to face the media at a press conference.
Journalists are awaiting to ask him about the killing of Journalists by ”White Van” under Mahinda rule.