Fake newspaper ad urging support for “President Dhammika Perera” heats up 2024 Presidential Race!
Colombo (LNW): An advertisement, characterised by a conspiratorial tone, recently surfaced in a prominent English weekend newspaper, ostensibly with the intent of besmirching the reputation of Ruling Party MP Dhammika Perera.
Perera’s name features among the candidates vying for the presidential election nomination under the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).
An advertisement featured in a Sunday newspaper encourages the public to actively participate in the campaign to encourage “President Dhammika Perera” to consider a presidential candidacy.
The advertisement purportedly originated from a private company, yet upon investigation, no such entity could be identified.
Consequently, the source responsible for disseminating this spurious advertisement remains elusive.
This incident underscores the intensification of the presidential election contest, signalling a heightened political atmosphere even prior to the onset of 2024.