The Thera was delivering a sermon at a religious activity at Gotabhaya’s Mirihana home yesterday (20) in view of his 69th birthday.
Prelates from the three chapters, ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers Chamal and Basil, as well as Dayasiri Jayasekara, Thilanga Sumathipala, John Seneviratne, members of the 16 group that left the government, also attended.
Speaking to the media there, MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena predicted who their presidential candidate would be.
Military leader not suitable
However, joint opposition’s told a recent media briefing that Gotabhaya would not be suitable to become the president, and that he could not win a presidential election.
Being a leader of the military, he is not suitable to be a head of state, he said.