Presidential Election: Still not decided to contest - President

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President Maithripala Sirisena said he has not yet decided whether to contest or not at the next presidential election although there are many requests for him to contest.

He expressed his views addressing the representatives of the Organisation for the Protection of Sri Lanka Freedom Party at a meeting organised by the former Minister Mahinda Amaraweera during the weekend.

A large number of former provincial council members and electoral organisers who have not been called for any discussion in the last ten months have attended this meeting.

Among the participants were electoral organisers U. D. G. Ariyathilaka, Sanjaya Siriwardena, Nalin Gunwardena, Amarasiri Kuruwage, Bandara Athukorala, Vajira Kodithuwakku and Anuradha Sampath.

At this discussion, former provincial council members stressed that SLFP should not join any alliance and a candidate of the party should contest in the event of President Maithripala Sirisena not contesting. (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

  Comments - 9

  • Mm Monday, 05 August 2019 10:09 AM

    Please if you do contest it’s a walk over for any other candidate! I simply can’t see even your wife giving you her vote again.

    Dot Monday, 05 August 2019 10:13 AM

    Please come! Country badly need you for another term!

    Lion Monday, 05 August 2019 10:23 AM

    Can compete for the 4 place

    chandra Monday, 05 August 2019 11:25 AM

    Do not decide until completion of PElec.

    Ram Monday, 05 August 2019 11:52 AM

    No Party want him after all his efforts, Poor thing can gracefully retire

    ranjith Monday, 05 August 2019 12:24 PM

    SLFP have contested all presidential elections if he is not contesting he should step down and from the SLFP leadership and make room for the next leader to contest the Presidential election in

    Leo Monday, 05 August 2019 12:31 PM

    You know very well that you don't even stand even the slightest chance of winning. The best thing for you to do is call for retirement take your monthly pension and live peacefully in Pollonaruwa.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 05 August 2019 01:07 PM

    I just purchased a Bajaj 3-wheeler and will keep it to give you after Presidential Elections.

    Pini Bandu Wednesday, 07 August 2019 04:36 PM

    Please Mr President, Be Sri Lanka's "come back kid". We want you to continue with your bankrupt Yahapalanaya for a few more years. Talent must nerver go to waste. See, Sri Lanka is an expert at recyckling garbage.

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