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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today requested the Elections Commission (EC) to register their new alliance ‘Sri Lanka Nidhahas Podujana Sandhanaya’ to contest the upcoming elections under the lotus bud (Pohottuwa) symbol.

SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam said they named Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as leader, former President Maithripala Sirisena as Chairman and Basil Rajapaksa as General Secretary of the new alliance.

“Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Dinesh Gunawardane has been named as Deputy Chairman of the new alliance in which Dayasiri Jayasekara and Wimal Weerawansa are National Organisers. The other office bearers are Deputy Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera, Assistant Secretary Udaya Gammanpila and Vice-Chairmen Professor Tissa Vitharana, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and D.E.W. Gunasekara. The SLPP-SLFP alliance was destined for victory unlike the UNP led alliance,” he said.

Speaking to the media, SLFP General Secretary and State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said nine other parties were included in the alliance.

Responding to questions, he said the majority party in the alliance would be SLPP as it signed first and then followed by SLFP, MEP and others. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Labby Monday, 17 February 2020 04:45 PM

    What is the difference between Chairman of the Party and Leader of the Party ?

    Sammy Monday, 17 February 2020 06:42 PM

    Like Ranil Wickramasinghe and Kabir Hashim for UNP

    Mohan Mendis Monday, 17 February 2020 05:40 PM

    End of US project Heartless at next GE, RW winner again as the life time leader of UNP

    Buddhist Monday, 17 February 2020 07:04 PM

    Maithripala and Dayasiri have sold SLFP to SLPP, RIP SLFP.

    Lanki Monday, 17 February 2020 07:09 PM

    How can two parties have the same symbol Pohottuwa. Will this be another violation by the Commissioner of Elections?

    Leo Monday, 17 February 2020 09:13 PM

    All are expired. We need new faces from both camps.

    Odin Tuesday, 18 February 2020 05:45 AM

    So all that hard-to-get 'sellama' was for the benefit of the gallery?

    Jerry Tuesday, 18 February 2020 06:17 AM

    Hey fake "Buddhist", Didnt see your worry when he sold it to UNP.

    Loabi Tuesday, 18 February 2020 06:22 AM

    Lanki, Then wonder why sajith faction is begging for elephant symbol from Ranil for using for their new alliance, and how in last general election an alliance named UNFGG contested under elephant symbol?


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