Jan 17, 2019

Maithri, only qualified candidate - Piyadasa Featured

Incumbent Maithripala Sirisena has been named as the SLFP’s candidate at the next presidential election as the entire country calls for a leadership against fraud, corruption and swindling, says former general secretary of the party Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa.

President Sirisena is yet to announce his decision over this yet, he says.

Buddhist and other religious clergy, various organizations and the people want him to contest for a second term, says Prof. Piyadasa.

Describing the incumbent as the only qualified person to be the presidential candidate, he also says the SLPP should declare if it can find a better candidate.

Should discuss & decide

Meanwhile, UPFA MP W.D.J. Seneviratne says the SLFP, SLPP and other affiliate parties should all discuss together before deciding on their candidate.

Unity in the opposition is crucial as the UNP candidate will win easily if there
are two candidates from the opposition, he says.

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