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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would field its own candidate at the upcoming presidential election, SLFP Spokesperson MP Weerakumara Dissanayake said today.

He said the party’s General-Secretary MP Dayasiri Jayasekara had conveyed this to the Election Commission.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror MP Jayasekara said they had not yet decided as to who would be the candidate and added it was only the decision.

When asked whether the decision would hamper the talks with the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (SLPP), MP Jayasekara said he would not think so and added that the talks had not yet come to a proper conclusion.

Meanwhile, Former SLFP General Secretary Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa told the Daily Mirror that the decision was taken after a proposal was unanimously passed at the recently held SLFP Central Committee meeting.

President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the SLFP 68th Convention said a government led by the SLFP will be formed in 2020. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  • Candy Thursday, 05 September 2019 09:27 PM

    Sirisena's brother Dudley!!

    Danny Silva Thursday, 05 September 2019 09:48 PM

    If Dayasiri J says that then we can safely assume that the SLFP won’t field it’s own candidate. He is one scumbag full of hot air.

    SU Thursday, 05 September 2019 10:59 PM

    Sajith!!

    dan Thursday, 05 September 2019 11:27 PM

    Chandrika's influance. SLPP should forget about these 300,000 to 400,000 odd votes and focus on some other avenues to get the new flooting votes that will set off them. In the coming general election people will teach a good lesson for these culprits like Dayasiri, Duminda and Weerakumara

    mazhar Thursday, 05 September 2019 11:39 PM

    Saith will be their candidate unless Ranil give the chance to Saith.

    Dee Friday, 06 September 2019 12:38 AM

    'Madu walige' or 'Bhu walla' ?

    Sambo Friday, 06 September 2019 07:32 AM

    What kind of logic is there in your statement. You want to field your own candidate but still not given up talks with the SLPP.

    Dhammika Friday, 06 September 2019 05:17 PM

    Why is SLFP one of the main political parties in Sri Lanka going behind a man who was not even a parliment MP ,


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