National organizer of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Basil Rajapaksa left for Dubai in the early hours of this morning (07), confirmed the duty officer at the Katunayake airport.
Rajapaksa, accompanied by his wife, departed on board an Emirates Airlines flight at 3.15 am, according to Neth News.
Before leaving, he informed the secretary to the president about the SLPP’s stand with regard to the appointment of new provincial governors.
Earlier, dailymirror.lk reported that a tussle has erupted in the SLPP camp after Basil was given a notable welcome at the May Day rally and his picture was shown on the main SLPP banner on stage alongside party leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Senior SLPP MPS raised objections why Basil was given so much prominence on the May Day stage and expressed disappointment over the move.
In recent weeks a campaign has been initiated by a few SLPP MPS to promote him as the next SLPP leader in the hope that he can return to active politics after the dual citizenship clause is amended again.