The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which is under the de facto leadership of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, said yesterday it would never support President Mathripala Sirisena as a candidate for the next presidential election.
SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris told reporters the President was not only an integral part of the current government but also its pinnacle.
He said the newly appointed Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa and National Organizer Duminda Dissanayake had recently said the SLFP would nominate President Sirisena as its presidential candidate.
“The minister is quoted to having said his party would form a broad alliance with like-minded political parties to ensure the President's victory in 2020,” Prof. Peiris said.
He said the people had suffered immensely at the hands of the current government and that the people should not suffer the same plight for another five years.
Quote -- The minister is quoted to having said his party would form a broad alliance with like-minded political parties to ensure the President's victory in 2020. (Kelum Bandara)
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Comments - 13
Chris Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:48 AM
GL please remember that we suffered under your MR and CBK governments too just like under MS government. Can you tell us how you are going to give all the comforts under a new (GR) Gota government?
Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:25 AM
Gota will bring back the White Van Saga...for sure.
Yeti Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:49 AM
Naturally, morons usually don't!!!
Yeti Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:50 AM
Of course you have your own God King to support!!!!
German Jacob Ratnasingham Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:12 PM
Those days only Weerawansa was washing clothes to MR, now GL also works as a dhobi for MR and Gotta.
Dias Tuesday, 12 June 2018 07:35 AM
It will a big task if he survives himself by 2020.No one will be there by 2020
Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:22 AM
Correct, not only him Ranil, Gotta and Mahinda is doubtful.
Seeya Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:55 AM
Hey Grandpa, aren’t you well beyond your expiry date?
Dr. M.K.Rasaputhiram Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:03 PM
GL Grandpa has piles, don't make him upset.
Samson Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:19 AM
People have had enough with MR, MS, GR and RW, none of them should be elected to power.
Jil Jil Ramani Amma Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:01 PM
You are 100% correct. This time the people should try out JVP and elect Dissa as President.
Arjuna Ranawana Tuesday, 12 June 2018 03:18 PM
We are the people whom are decided it, not MR, understand?
GH Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:58 PM
Sir, no coalition needed for SLPP, it is a HERO's party that will win the election very easily. Maithree and his allies have started packing their bags and baggage right now. So, don't worry.
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