Kiriella mooted as latest bidder for presidency?

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A move is underway within a section of the United National Party (UNP) to promote Public Enterprise Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella, as the presidential candidate of the party; it is learnt, with a section of the Kandy-based Buddhist clergy particularly keen on Minister Kiriella as the candidate.

He yesterday participated in a ceremony to mark the ground-breaking for the construction of a Dharmasala at a temple in Pussellewa, Kandy. It was held at the Ibbanwewa Sri Sudarmarama Temple.

Ven. Gangasiripura Dammaloka Thera, who delivered the Anusasana at the event, was of the opinion that Mr. Kiriella would be the ideal presidential candidate for the UNP. He said Mr. Kiriella had performed a yeoman service in the Kandy district and the Buddha Sasana and that he would make an excellent President.

Mr. Kiriella, who addressed the gathering during the said there was a death fast that took place recently against Muslims. “It is a sinful act to take one's life according to Buddhism,” he noted.

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  • Neville Monday, 10 June 2019 11:03 AM

    He may be good for Kandy, but President is for the whole country.

    Anmanpan Monday, 10 June 2019 11:06 AM

    Yes, my neighbor too requested me to contest for president. I have a better chance than this joker with curruption written on his back.

    max Monday, 10 June 2019 11:11 AM

    Why not? "Ona gonekuta" can be a president in this isle. MS had proven so.

    ANTON Monday, 10 June 2019 11:13 AM

    IF GOTA HEARD THIS HE WOULD BE THE MOST DELIGHTED PERSON IN THIS LAND.

    joshua Monday, 10 June 2019 11:13 AM

    that's the final nail in UNP coffin

    ANTON Monday, 10 June 2019 11:15 AM

    THEY HAVE SELECTED A SNELL TO CONTEST WITH TORTOISES.

    Parasite Monday, 10 June 2019 11:18 AM

    Thank you for selecting him, its a sure loss!


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