Former Minister and Senior Vice President of the SLFP, Nimal Siripala De Silva reiterated that the Presidential candidate of the SLFP would be President Maithripala Sirisena.
He added that the SLFP would do its utmost to promote President Sirisena as the common candidate of the joint opposition against the UNF candidate to garner the support of all progressive and anti-UNP forces including the SLPP and in particular the Leader of the Opposition, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Mr. De Silva, addressing a news briefing held at the party office last morning to introduce and congratulate newly elected General Secretary of the SLFP, former Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, said that Mr. Jayasekara has taken over the General Secretary post at an extremely critical time.
“The hasty political decisions taken on personal agendas have weakened the SLFP in the recent times. We must never be seen as a party that arrives at decisions abruptly. Party decisions must be debated among party members before a final decision is taken,” he stressed.
Being a young, educated and enthusiatic political activist in the party, Mr. Jayasekara has the strength and stamina to take the SLFP to victory in every election scheduled to take place, both this year as well as the next, he said and added, Mr. Jayasekara needs the support, cooperation and encouragement of all to achieve that target.
The hope of all SLFPer and those who support the SLPP is that the UNF government will be unseated sooner rather than later and a general election held thereafter. We have no doubt that we can grab power at a general election with a big majority and to do that all progressive forces must unite under the SLFP forgetting all their differences, Mr. De Silva added.
General Secretary of the SLFP Dayasiri Jayasekara said his main challenge was to unite all anti-UNP forces under the SLFP umbrella.
“I know it is a difficult task but not impossible, I am ready to work around the clock in 2019 to unite all progressive and patriotic forces against the UNF. My humble request to those who quit the SLFP is, ‘Please come back’, he said.
Mr. Jayasekara said all party supporters, members and officials must perform their assigned duties diligently and on time as 2019 is an election year and the SLFP must win all three elections, namely Provincial Councils, Presidential and Parliamentary. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)
Out Sunday, 13 January 2019 02:48
Good news for whoever the UNP candidate.
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Ruvan Sunday, 13 January 2019 05:50
Sirisena as a candidate SLFP will win from the tail end, and will be also ran
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Sambo Sunday, 13 January 2019 06:11
We don't care if there is a president or not. Because maintaining this president is a big burden on the public. Please talk of doing away with it and not who its going to be.
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Mandayan Sunday, 13 January 2019 06:55
If you run, you will get more votes than him as per the public feeling.
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diogenes Sunday, 13 January 2019 07:21
Loosing. Without doubt!
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rai Sunday, 13 January 2019 08:02
You forgot to mention that Mr.Srisena will not win the election because one of the Rajapaksa might be a candidate. If that happen, it will help UNP's presidential candidate to win the presidential election. UNP might nominate Sajith Premedassa as their candidate. We will have to wait and see.
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Hari Mani Sunday, 13 January 2019 10:11
Finally we are getting some good news :-)
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Dee Sunday, 13 January 2019 13:33
The greatest news ever!
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Sanje Monday, 14 January 2019 08:56
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Gayan Monday, 14 January 2019 09:09
Nimal, stop flogging that dead horse. Only an idiot will vote for MS now. He himself ruined his poitical future.
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Samare Monday, 14 January 2019 09:13
Then you will lose with flying colors. (Unless this is reverse psychology and you want to give UNP over confidence at begin of the game)
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smartgent Monday, 14 January 2019 09:52
MS is a lame duck....also mentally affected..only a few supporters of his native place Polonnaruwa will vote for him. So find another candidate..
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