Video: ‘Rajapaksa name’ carries weight at elections: UNP

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The United National Party said today that a candidate having the surname ‘Rajapaksa’ when contesting a Provincial Council election was considered a qualification for the post of chief minister.

“When Shashindra Rajapaksa got the highest preferential votes in the previous Uva Provincial Council   election, he was appointed the Chief Minister there, but when Anuradha Jayaratne won the highest preferential votes in the Central Provincial Council election, he was not given the same priority. This leads us to believe that a candidate having the surname ‘Rajapaksa’ is a qualification for the Chief Ministerial post,” UNP UVA Provincial Councillor Tissa Kuttiarachchi told a news conference today.

He said there was the possibility of getting a chief ministerial post in the upcoming Provincial Council elections if candidates changed their surnames to Rajapaksa. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


Video by Lahiru Pothmulla

  Comments - 10

  • LS Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:07 PM

    Then Wijedasa Rajapakse can be a Hot Favourite !!!

    Lucky Weeramantry Friday, 01 November 2013 11:18 AM

    But A Wickramasinghe Is Always On Opposite Side.

    Devaka Friday, 01 November 2013 02:46 AM


    Pradeep Wednesday, 30 October 2013 04:38 PM

    Without uttering get united and expel RW and appoint new leader if you need UNP further

    patriotic Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:00 AM

    Now I see why UNP cannot come to the power.

    sarath Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:24 AM

    It is true that Rajapakse name carries a long way but it is not a matter for the UNP. It matters against UNP because They have not done what Rajapakses had done. without gossiping give hand to Rajapakses todevelop the country.

    jim pappa Thursday, 31 October 2013 05:10 PM

    Make Wijedasa Rajapaksa the leader of the UNP.

    Ara Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:40 PM

    can a 'wickramasinghe' do the same?

    Sando Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:50 PM


    Roshan Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:58 AM

    Yeas. First and foremost is to establish democracy in the party. That is to avoid road closures and restrictions on the elected people's representatives of the UNP when there is a convention. Then the most popular figure will get elected. This is the cause for the issue of the UNP.

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