The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will field a candidate of its own in the upcoming presidential elections, but the party has yet to decide on whether said candidate will be from within its own ranks.
Ratnapura district UNP parliamentarian Hesha Withanage says either Karu Jayasuriya, Sajith Premadasa or Ranil Wickremesinghe will be the Party's candidate for the upcoming presidential election..
Civil society activists who were instrumental in bringing the Yahapalana Government into power in 2015 told RepublicNext yesterday that they would throw their weight behind any party or presidential candidate that would, in good faith, help realise the democratic ideals they had always espoused.
President Sirisena is campaigning hard for a second term, but he needs a party to back him
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is prepared to lead a people's movement with a "strong candidate" in the upcoming presidential elections if the 20th amendment to the Constitution is not passed, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said.