Gotabaya arrives from US

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in the country today having concluded to renounce his US citizenship.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned after a three-week personal visit to the US during which two lawsuits were filed against him at a US court.

Speaking to the media upon his arrival, he said the lawsuits had been filed against him adding that his lawyers in the US are currently in working on having these two lawsuits dismissed.

Two cases have been filed in the United States courts against Gotabhaya by the daughter of murdered editor Lasantha Wickremetunga and a Tamil torture survivor.

After his arrival last morning Rajapaksa said that these lawsuits have been filed targeting the upcoming elections, adding that they were baseless and said such action will only motivate him and his supporters even further to pursue political change in Sri Lanka.

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