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UPFA MP S.B. Dissanayake said yesterday he was certain that the SLFP would not contest the forthcoming presidential election separately or extend its support to UNP candidate Sajith Premadasa.

He told a news conference that if the SLFP fielded a separate candidate, it would result in a rift in the party.

“If the SLFP decides to field a separate candidate for the presidential election, Not even four SLFPers will remain in the party. They will join either Gotabaya or Sajith. I hope President Maithripala Sirisena will not take any decision detrimental to the party. There is a possibility of the SLFP joining hands with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP),” he said.

Meanwhile, MP Dilan Perera said if the SLFP contested the election, it would only be a disadvantage to Gotabaya Rajapaksa.


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  • Roshanaly Thursday, 26 September 2019 11:56 AM

    That means they need the support of Prez to win the election.

    Reuter Thursday, 26 September 2019 12:05 PM

    He is the one always roots!!!

    Liyanage Thursday, 26 September 2019 12:06 PM

    are you scared of them contesting alone?

    Simon Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:03 PM

    Your comments are not heard even in the slums.

    xlntgson Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:00 PM

    The split is vertical


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