While saying that SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa would win the election by a majority of more than 10 per cent, SLPP National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa said the son of Ranasinghe Premadasa would garner the lowest percentage of votes obtained by any second candidate in presidential election history.
Addressing a news briefing today, he said their vote base had increased by two or three times than in the presidential election in 2015.
“We are very much confident that the next Poya Day would dawn under a government of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. We are also confident that our presidential candidate would deliver the best with his capacity to drive the county to the correct direction,”
“We will win seven provinces out of nine and more than 120 electorates,” he added.
He said people were anticipating a change as they were fed up with the consecutive failures of the incumbent government.
“We will make the change that people want,” he added.
Speaking of their election campaign, Mr Rajapaksa said they had conducted 37 national rallies and their presidential candidate had covered all the 160 electorates while 1710 of pocket meetings had also been conducted.
“We have always maintained a peaceful atmosphere when our election rallies were carried out. We gave much prominence to utilising paper, polythene as minimum as we could,” he added.
Meanwhile, he said it would be a better move if the Election Commission would make sure that reasonable cost is maintained by every media institution when the advertisements of presidential candidates are accepted to be published in their respective media platforms. (Sheain Fernandopulle)