The JVP breakaway faction Front Line Socialist Party (FLSP) said yesterday it was having discussions with other leftist parties to field a candidate at the forthcoming presidential election.
FLSP Politburo member Duminda Nagamuwa said they had several rounds of discussions with United Socialist Party, Maoist communist party and Praxis Collective about fielding a candidate from leftist parties.
“We have had several rounds of discussions with these parties about the possibility of fielding a candidate. We need to change the notion that only the two main political parties can rule this country and show that there is a leftist force in the country,” he said.
Mr. Nagamuwa said they had not taken a decision on who should be the leftist candidate. (Ajith Siriwardana)