SLFP to make many decisions on contesting Local Government Election today (VIDEO)
A decision on the manner in which the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will contest the upcoming Local Government Election in 18 districts will be made today (16), said Secretary General of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) former MP Thilanga Sumathipala.
Responding to reporters, the former MP revealed that SLFPers are heavily urging former President Maithripala Sirisena to contest alone from the ‘Palm’ symbol in several districts including Polonnaruwa.
Q: Did you decided to drop from the ‘Helicopter’ ?
A: It was decided to call in the Executive Committee meeting of the UPFA on the 16th at 6 pm. There it was decided to make a final decision together with all the stakeholders. A high demand has occurred for many contenders in the North-East and Polonnaruwa.
Q: Were there any pressures to drop from the ‘Helicopter’?
A: No, no, no. No such thing. The Helicopter will contest from 18 districts. Considering Polonnaruwa in particular, a high demand has occurred to contest from the ‘Palm’ symbol under the leadership of the former President. So, we all agree, to carry out the election affairs under the leadership of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena in that district.
Q: What is Mr. Maithripala Sirisena’s opinion in this regard?
A: He’s from Rajarata, isn’t he? The people of Rajarata want him big time. So, he will lead Rajarata.