The UPFA said today it would win easily at the general election because the 6.2 million who voted for President Sirisena at the presidential election would not vote for the UNFGG though 5.8 million who voted for Mahinda Rajapaksa would do so.
UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha told a news conference the 600,000 Tamil votes 700,000 JVP votes must be reduced from the votes polled by President Sirisena.
"It means 1.3 million deducted from the 6.2 million the UNFGG is hoping to obtain," he said. “We have won 10 out of 22 districts at the January 8 presidential election. We lost three districts -- Badulla, Gampaha and Puttalam in a close fight and there is no doubt that we can regain those easily at the election. Then Polonnaruwa district is an absolute win for the UPFA making it 14 out 22 districts for the UPFA. Then we will get 14 bonus seats also from the 14 districts we will win. In contrast, the UNFGG will be left only with four districts to win as Jaffna, Vanni, Batticaloa and Trincomalee will be won by the TNA and the SLMC. In that background how can the UNFGG win a minimum 113 seats to form a government."
NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa said a discussion was held with President Sirisena on the election campaign strategy and the possibility of the President taking the UPFA stage.
“Sensing the imminent defeat after the unity in the UPFA and arrival of Mr. Rajapaksa, the UNFGG has resorted to dirty tactics. They are using the state media for their election propaganda campaign and using huge cutouts by some ministers at public places despite their criticism of the UPFA during the presidential poll,” Mr. Weerawansa said.(Sandun Jayasekara and Darshana Sanjeewa)
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Comments - 18
Thanga Wednesday, 15 July 2015 06:00 AM
This time around like on 8h January the good people of this country will vote against corrupt politicans and vote for good governane.
Weera Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:29 PM
What about the dirty tricks they on the media when they were in power. We all know about the past reg-em and who are the people contesting as well. Please do not think we have dead and got up.
senaratne Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:29 PM
Water Petrol (Thel Bala) .....We waited all this time to punish you for all the lies you said after bringing water petrol. Now we also know that you instigated MR and his thieves to contest election by including their name from the back door in to the nomination paper. Hang on till 18th August , we will ensure your defeat Susil...hang on my dear.
Kassa Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:30 PM
Voter5 Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:34 PM
Go and sit at Grade 1 of your school again
sanjay Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:35 PM
upfa will get 60-70 seatsunp will get 110-120 seats
sobers Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:35 PM
lkboy Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:45 AM
Was this meeting held before the Presidents speech? :D
kamalhot1 Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:52 PM
Bring the MY3 to your stages.
D Silva Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:53 PM
In your dreams!! Lol
Amila Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:55 PM
Mata Hina Yanawa
Damien Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:56 PM
Also another 800000 voted should be removed from the 6.2 million as floating votes , these people have all seen the inefficiency and incapability of the UNP they too will surely not vote for UNFGG
TSK Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:56 PM
6.2 million voted against MR and for good governance. So they will not shift and stays with UNFGG. Out of 5.8 million voted for MR are unhappy about his behavior in last few months and also all got to know what he and his family done by robbing tax money of people. So we can expect more than 6.2 million voting against MR this time. This is the truth man.
simon Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:58 PM
The figures as at 8th January will be completely changed. UPFA went full throttle using all their super powers, using state property, media and showering innocent poor people with gifts and empty promises. Today people know who these wolves in sheep clothing are and they will be not taken for a ride again. I can only foresee that many of the candidates will occupy jails in times to come. The people want good governance and no more !
Siva Tuesday, 14 July 2015 05:06 PM
Day dreamers !
Premalal Wednesday, 15 July 2015 02:01 PM
You already had an easy victory on 8th January.
Lima Tuesday, 14 July 2015 05:10 PM
6.2M PLUS ANOTHER 4M TO UNFGG , SO THE BALANCE TO FIGHT BETWEEN UPFA AND OTHE PARTIES , SIMPLE CALCULATION .
SRI LANKAN Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:55 AM
ALL OF SRI LANKANS KNOW WHO THE THIEVES ARE...IF WE VOTE FOR THEM AGAIN TO ENTER THE PARLIMENT, WE ARE THE BIGGEST FOOLS ON PLANET EARTH..SOO VOTE WISELY PLEASE...
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