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JVP Propaganda Secretary and MP Vijitha Herath said the forthcoming presidential election would most probably be a three-cornered fight between the JVP, UNF and the SLPP or SLFP.

“We have no doubt that the SLPP and the SLFP will join hands to field a common candidate and as such it will be a three-cornered fight. The JVP will definitely field a candidate chosen from a common front that will include academics, professionals and patriots. It will be a formidable political alliance uniting all progressive and patriotic forces under one umbrella. We are in the process of assessing the capability and suitability of our candidate. The JVP-led progressive alliance expects to announce its candidate shortly with the approval and blessings of all constituent partners of the alliance,” he told Daily Mirror yesterday.

However, he said it was unlikely for the presidential race to be a two or four-cornered fight but a contest between three forces, though some say it would be a fierce battle between the UNP and the candidate nominated by opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

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  • Chethiyasena Monday, 24 June 2019 10:06 PM

    About12 M votes. The three ” prongs” would score like this. Prong 1 , 7.00 m Prong 2, 4.99 m Prong 3. 0.01 m

    Sarath Monday, 24 June 2019 10:43 PM

    You should join hands with other political party to make sure a maniac like GR is defeated

    roland boniface Monday, 24 June 2019 11:05 PM

    Very Good put lal khantha he will make a good president. and stop all these protests propagated by JVP causing in convenience to public in colombo. He will have them in Anuradhapura where he is familiar after popular incidents

    Saroja Karunniyam Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:05 AM

    If JVP wants to be ambitious, they must be a realistic alternative for all island. There is a vast difference between the progressives providing pragmatic solutions to ethnic issues as people and patriotic claims of conforming to oppressive nationalism. MaRa is a better candidate for Sinhala interests. "Sole" representation of JVP front will be left without a soul. A wasted opportunity for JVP without taking a serious discussion on ethnic issues and participatory democracy!

    unil vijaya Tuesday, 25 June 2019 04:26 AM

    NO YOU IDIOT! it will be 4 pronged. there will be a new kid in block!

    Arachchig Tuesday, 25 June 2019 06:23 AM

    JVP and NGO gang who supported Yahapalanaya project know well that it is definite defeat for UNP. So, JVP would be able to gather some of "would be UNP" vote and become the best looser. Good strategy.

    Sudath Kannangara Tuesday, 25 June 2019 06:52 AM

    I am sure there won't be a fierce battle between UNP and SLPP. We can see the situation in Sri Lanka. we feel pulse of the people. Gotabhya Rajapakse or Mahinda Rajapakse's proxy is going to win the Presidential election comfortably

    Borat Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:09 AM

    Forget JVP

    Jude Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:10 AM

    Yeah, jokes on you Vijitha !!!


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