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Rajapaksa claims TNA signed 'secret deal' with opposition candidate

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has made a “secret deal” with opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena at an election rally in Chilaw this week.

Rajapaksa stated that a team from the TNA, which included parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran, had formulated the deal with Sirisena, ahead of the presidential elections next month.

“We are watching these things very closely. These things need to be revealed,” said Rajapaksa.

Speaking at the rally, he added that organisations overseas wanted to see him defeated at next month's polls, so that he can be taken to the International Criminal Court.

However, Rajapaksa said,

“As long as the Sri Lankan public are here they will not allow me to be taken to the Hague.”

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