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Basil resigns as SLFP National Organizer

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) National Organizer and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa has resigned from his post with effect from today.

In a letter sent to SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Basil Rajapaksa has accepted full responsibility for the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Election.

The former President's reelection campaign was headed by Basil Rajapaksa.

In the letter, he had further stated that he would remain in Parliament as a backbencher of the SLFP. Basil Rajapaksa has also thanked leaders of coalition parties in the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), their supporters, well-wishers and all others who had supported Mahinda Rajapaksa's campaign.

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