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Almost 60 percent of voters still undecided: Akila

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Colombo, April 3 (Daily Mirror) - Research conducted by the government has revealed that more than 60 percent of the voters in Sri Lanka are still undecided on whom they should vote for, UNP Assistant Leader Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday.

Former Minister Kariyawasam told a press briefing that rumours of certain political parties expected to get a high percentage of votes is false.

"Some political parties are living on illusions," he said.

At the same time he said that incumbent President Ranil Wickremesinghe will spring a surprise similar to one the country had during the 2015 Presidential election. "There are many things happening behind the scenes. Therefore don't come to conclusions seeing from the outside," he said in this regard.

"Many individuals and parties have pledged their support to President Wickremesinghe and they will make a move when the election is drawing near, " he also said.

Also he announced that the UNP will hold a May Day procession in front of Tower Hall this year.


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  • Joshua Wednesday, 03 April 2024 07:09 AM

    Another astrologer. You will see the real stars soon.

    Hog Wednesday, 03 April 2024 05:03 PM

    The entire country will see stars before we get dragged into a black hole if NPP or SJB get in to power.

    ravin Wednesday, 03 April 2024 07:47 AM

    Do not day dream much. Though almost all have decided what to do but keep in their mind because of repercussions.

    Moonraker Wednesday, 03 April 2024 05:15 PM

    Hope people have decided correctly unlike last time.NPP or SJB getting in to power would spell another disaster. Gota episode 2.

    Sambo Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:01 AM

    All most 85% already decided that they will not vote for the UNP.

    True grit Wednesday, 03 April 2024 05:40 PM

    Don't be ridiculous man. Your percentage even exceed the maximum voter turnover at elections held so far in SL and also leaving no room for floating votes.

    Ram Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:26 AM

    When attendance at UNP rally is going to be poor Tower Hall area for May day is good as it will show a good fill

    Nimal Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:49 AM

    Of course these voters, who are as yet undecided according to this moron, will certainly make a move and that would be far away from the dastardly unp and the pohottuwa. Till then he is free to conjure any wishful thinking that we wishes to nurture. As for us who live in the deep south we will not open our gates to any scoundrel from the unp or the pohottuwa.

    Karl Marx Wednesday, 03 April 2024 05:49 PM

    Keep your doors open to NPP or even SJB prez candidates

    Current and Previous Politicians Needs to Be Replaced. Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:54 AM

    You may be correct on the undecided voters. However, in Order to stop this mismanagement of the government, a revamp is needed. The high government expenditures is speeding up the destruction of SL. Around 17 IMF loans besides the other international loans have been taken over the years. Most still not paid yet! From the current situation, looks like most taxes are used for the upkeep of the politician’s luxurious lifestyle with SUVs and lodging and a huge Tri-Forces with thick layers of highly paid officers with lots of perks to ensure they support the government’s agenda. Most of those international loans such as from IMF, ADB, China etc are mostly used for infrastructure developments. Most will be written off eventually and end of the day, politicians are living the dream lifestyle and average SL citizen is living a miserable life.

    Simal Perera Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:54 AM

    Dream on Ranil’s boy. People already made up their minds. You better find a real job for a change. Do you know your political career is ruined by your party leader.

    L Jaya Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:57 AM

    Number one idiot of UNP and a good Andare/sattambi of RW. Jayaweva

    Royb Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:09 AM

    You are daydreaming people are fed up with RW long time ago and eagerly awaiting patiently to throw out all the UNP's and liars like you once and for all. You wait and see.

    Jude Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:12 AM

    With 40% decided that they're gonna vote for NPP that's why AKD is the front runner!!

    Jude Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:14 AM

    Another 11% voters make AKD their choice and with 40% already decided to vote NPP that makes AKD the next president of SL

    Jude Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:17 AM

    For a party who hold 1 seat in the parliament lots of wishful thinking!!

    Morajee Sena Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:31 AM

    That 60% will not vote for UNP.

    Lal Piyal Mendis Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:34 AM

    Halloo Sir, why not even UNP will not get a majority to form a government unless they linked up with SLPP and other rotters.

    J.J. George (Mama) Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:36 AM

    True people don't like to vote for corrupted illegal money-making politicians like you.

    Janak Wickramasekere Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:36 AM

    Why does the ‘government’ spend our money to do surveys on who people would vote for?

    Rajiv De Silva Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:40 AM

    Completely out of touch

    RR Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:46 AM

    MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WILL NOT VOTE FOR RW AS HE CANNOT BE TRUSTED

    Ama Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:03 AM

    Quote " ...... will spring a surprise similar to one the country had during the 2015 Presidential election". So that means there going to be another CENTRAL BANK BOND SCAM.

    Citizen Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:22 AM

    We are also in that percentage of 60 you are talking of but we are determined to get rid of you all before the year ends.

    Seqi Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:42 AM

    This is the joker who thought he was exceptional and so printed his mug shot in school text books with the aside that the students should be grateful to he and his cronies. What a disgustingly stupid individual.

    Citizen Silva Wednesday, 03 April 2024 11:11 AM

    They will definitely not vote for the UNP. THEY ARE VOTING FOR THE JVP

    Citizen2023 Wednesday, 03 April 2024 11:57 AM

    Bull-shit. His party was routed in the last General Elections. Even this guy too lost. Good talker but nothing in his head. His leader does not have the mandate of the people. He is dreaming of winning the electon.

    Borat Wednesday, 03 April 2024 12:02 PM

    Waiting till all of them perish

    johan Wednesday, 03 April 2024 12:07 PM

    The incumbent president would have lost if Maithri was not fielded as savior.But all efforts proved futile.Akila's political experience is questionable

    FUadhsvdjfb Wednesday, 03 April 2024 12:15 PM

    Mr. AK, i think the parliament has big hopes, actually the parliament is on illusion, not the people, why people are reluctant to vote for RW, is because he's with the Rajapakse's, people want them jailed, since the economy assassinator, is him, so wait till NPP comes to power.

    Lk Wednesday, 03 April 2024 12:57 PM

    Almost 90% have already decided to vote NPP . What do tou think ? Do you think people are stupid like politicians today . . More than 1/3 of MPs should retire from politics. Enough is enough in fooling people

    Lanka putha Wednesday, 03 April 2024 01:44 PM

    Yes sir. You are absolutely correct things are so better and getting better too. Definitely UNP will have at least 60 to 85 seats. This is my opinion. Good luck.

    Volker Metzger Wednesday, 03 April 2024 03:31 PM

    This UNP man Akila is the perfect example of someone who accuses the parties of illusions, but who himself obviously lives in a fantasy world, far removed from the reality of people's lives! When you read Akila's statements, you wonder who actually commissioned this election-tactically more than questionable investigation and whether he, the UNP or Ranil actually believe the results presented to the public!? The Ranil government and its followers in parliament are massively rejected by the majority of the people and no matter how "beautifully colored" the policies can change that!!! People experience the antisocial, unjust nature of these policies "first hand", every day, see Ranil as the Rajapaksas' accomplice and do not believe in the long-term promises in the distant future!!! The election will be decided in October, but the preliminary decision has already been made! It will banish the "rulers" into historylessness, despite their many deceptions and fake news!!!

    Senthupala Muhandiram Wednesday, 03 April 2024 03:49 PM

    Ms Wickram is getting Pin Padi to talk rubbish! Look at his lady face to suit a man like ..!!

    lasantha Wednesday, 03 April 2024 04:03 PM

    The majority of currently undecided are apolitical youth and other profreesionals. They are most likely vote for NPP

    NAtion Wednesday, 03 April 2024 06:44 PM

    You are correct 60% of already decided whom they gona cast their ballot but ur guys not yet gona be contesting either President or local elections.

    DOT Wednesday, 03 April 2024 07:49 PM

    Akila, please don't forget to take the tablet!

    Lal Thursday, 04 April 2024 07:08 AM

    NPP seems leading to catch floating votes,not only it’s people friendly policies but their promise to revoke unacceptable dole, labeling as pension to politicians,that grab hearts of people,who shocked by such dole to politicians, who led the country to bankcruptcy

    melville perera Thursday, 04 April 2024 09:46 AM

    what stupid thinking. Day in and day out by the hour throughtout tne country one can see eternal turmoil and agony, is this not proof that the people have made up their mind and is this not the reason for delaying elections knowing your future faith???


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