Tamil Diplomat

Mahinda acknowledges verdict, promises to safeguard nation

 Newly elected Kurunegala UPFA candidate Mahinda Rajapakse has stated that he acknowledges the results and the verdict of the people.

In a statement, he said: ‘I accept with humility, the result of the parliamentary election that just concluded and I thank the voters who placed their confidence in our party despite the unprecedented obstacles that we had to face. I also wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the activists and the people’s representatives of our party who worked indefatigably in the election campaign. I will continue to engage in politics in keeping with the people’s mandate and I will function within parliament to safeguard the nation and the democratic system.