Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today a political overthrow was about to happen but it died within the United National Party (UNP) itself.
Mr. Rajapaksa told journalists this after visiting the Sri Muththu Mariamman Kovil at Hawaeliya in Nuwara Eliya to attend a special address along with his wife Shiranthi.
“A political coup was about to happen but it arose and died within the UNP. It could have been because it was exposed too soon or for some other reason. It’s not ours. We didn’t try anything. It seems it was a result of an internal split in the UNP,” he said.
Mr. Rajapaksa said the negotiations between the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) were pending and added that they could win any election by obtaining more than 50% of the votes.