The parliamentary group of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), in a memorandum signed by several MPs, has requested President Maithripala Sirisena to contest the next presidential election.
The memorandum was signed by MPs Nimal Siripala de Silva, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Sarath Amunugama, Duminda Dissanayake, Mahinda Amaraweera, Faizer Mustapha, Sriyani Wijewickrama, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Mohan Lal Grero and Santha Bandara.
The group also requested him to give leadership for the formation of a progressive political alliance against the United National Party (UNP) in view of the presidential elections.
The presidential election is scheduled to be conducted before December 9 this year. (Kelum Bandara)