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Dhanuna Thilakaratne, who was mired in controversy during the last Presidential Election, would contest at the upcoming General Elections from the Democratic Party led by Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror Thilakarathne said that he had decided to contest the elections in order to strengthen the Democratic Party as it lacked a second tier.

“I will contest from Colombo East in order to strengthen the Democratic Party led by Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka and intend winning the seat,” he said.
He said that he intended on increasing the present vote base of the party.

“The party received close to 98,000 votes during the previous election and I intend improving this further.”

Thilakarathne earlier was married to the eldest daughter of Fonseka with whom he separated recently.

He was also accused and indicted in many cases under the previous regime and was in hiding until his re- emergence in December last year.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror Thilakarathne said he was a part of a witch hunt of the previous regime and was compelled to evade arrest.

When questioned about nominations being granted to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Thilakarathne remained philosophical.

“I oppose nominations being given to him. But if nominations are given to him they should stop slandering him and accusing him. You can’t accuse him and grant nominations both at the same time,” he said. (Sanath Desmond)


 

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  • Salka Tuesday, 07 July 2015 04:45 PM

    If Ranil wins this election Fonseka will retire from politics. He is retired already but is hanging just in case UPFA re-emerges again.

    tilanka Tuesday, 07 July 2015 05:15 PM

    All the best.. hope u make to Parliment

    Dhammaloka Tuesday, 07 July 2015 05:19 PM

    If UPFA comes again even, what could he do?

    Abdul Cader Tuesday, 07 July 2015 05:24 PM

    Good luck.. We need strong personalities like this

    Dinithi Tuesday, 07 July 2015 05:30 PM

    All jobless fellows who got some media attention are now contesting. Good job because pension for lifetime after just 5 years.

    NAN Tuesday, 07 July 2015 05:33 PM

    DHANUNA -LOS PARADOS

    Daya Tuesday, 07 July 2015 05:52 PM

    All the best, youth should play a big role in this elections

    wadumi1 Tuesday, 07 July 2015 08:43 PM

    this is another form of corruption.... ahh ane ape rata

    wadumi1 Tuesday, 07 July 2015 08:45 PM

    Look at the watch he is wearing!.... God bless our country. Another educated (as many in our parliament) person is getting ready for hunting!

    smith Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:52 AM

    good decision, we need more of people like you and SF

    SK Perera Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:24 PM

    product of royal college, best wishes, lets end corruption

    Abdul Wednesday, 08 July 2015 03:46 PM

    we need young energetic politicians and send the old corrupted away.

    Thena UK Wednesday, 08 July 2015 03:50 PM

    looking at some of the silly comments, some ppl are already offended, this is a good sign of giving a good challenge.

    Mahinda Thursday, 09 July 2015 01:47 AM

    MS also playing games, only the new can make a change


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