Parliamentarian Duminda Dissanayake said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will announce its decision regarding the presidential election on 2 September.
The battle begins as Sri Lanka's major political formations announce alliances and name candidates ahead of Presidential elections.
Seemingly ecstatic about a Sajith Premadasa candidacy in the upcoming presidential election, Opposition MP Pavithra Wanniarachchi today said Premadasa would be the "weakest opponent" Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa would have to face in the polls.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa is back in the country and his close supporters are confident that come August 11 he will be anointed as the Presidential Candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) at the new party’s first national convention.
UNP Parliamentarian S.M Marikkar says he believes that if there are members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) capable of getting people’s votes join the United National Party (UNP) it would be useful.
Some Opposition members who fervently backed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2015 presidential election will support the "broad alliance" led by the United National Party (UNP) in the upcoming presidential polls, UNP MP Harshana Rajakaruna said.
The Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) will present a presidential candidate who can build a disciplined nation and ensure security to all communities, Former President and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
The United National Party (UNP) yesterday accused sections of the main Opposition of harassing minorities to make them feel unsafe in Sri Lanka under the present government.
MP Mahinda Amaraweera is warning that if the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna put forward two different candidates for the Presidential elections, the United National Party is likely to win.
President Maithripala Sirisena says the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is a curse that created a government with two leaders