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The UNP led alliance will go ahead with its strategies to win the presidential election ignoring the results of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election, some MPs of the party said yesterday.

UNP MPs Hesha Vithanage, Chaminda Wijesiri, Ishaq Rahuman and State Minister Ajith Mannaperunma told a press conference that the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election has no significance at all towards the presidential election.

“Elpitiya is for SLPP as Colombo central is for the elephant,” Mr. Mannaperuma said.

Also, the MPs said UNP led alliance candidate Sajith Premadasa’s announcement that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka would be the defence minister if he is elected as the president was a welcome move at the time much emphasis is made on country’s security situation. “We have already appointed an able person in charge of the country’s security,” MP Wijesiri said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Maharoof charged that false information is being passed on social media stating that Dr. Shafi who was at the centre of controversy over carrying forceful sterilisation surgeries on Sinhalese women was at Mr. Premadasa’s rally in Galle Face on Thursday. Mr. Maharoof said the report is going along with two photos one of which is of Dr. Shafi and the other his. “My photo and Dr Shafi’s photo is being published trying to show it was the same person. It was me who was at the stage and not Dr. Shafi,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Manu Saturday, 12 October 2019 08:50 AM

    Shameless. You go on speaking of your victory.

    Sunil Saturday, 12 October 2019 09:37 AM

    I agree wholeheartedly with these gentlemen when they say that the results of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election has no significance to the outcome of the presidential election. The results of the presidential election are going to be much worse for the UNP and their allies.

    Rosh Saturday, 12 October 2019 09:54 AM

    You cannot ignore the results which is the reality. No new strategies can change at this hour. You're too late, the writing is on the walls. Get ready to pack up and leave gracefully.

    observer Saturday, 12 October 2019 10:02 AM

    It's true. MR got more than this in 2015 and still lost. Presidential Election 2015 Bentara-Elpitiya Electorate Mahinda Rajapaksa – 42015 (59.08%) Maithripala Sirisena – 28287 (39.78%)

    upali jayasekera Saturday, 12 October 2019 02:19 PM

    Now no strateges will work because People have already decided to defeat UNP and it's allies.


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