UPFA will support presidential candidate jointly named by Sirisena and Rajapaksa
Posted on August 3rd, 2019

By Aruna Bogahawatte Courtesy The Island

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will extend its support to a presidential candidate jointly nominated by President Maithripala Sirisena and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera says.

“Whatever obstacles we have to face, discussions between the SLFP and SLPP on the proposed formation of an alliance will continue, and a suitable presidential candidate the masses demand, will be nominated by the two leaders”, Amaraweera said.

He said the approval of the SLFP Central Committee would be obtained regarding the presidential candidate named by the two leaders. “We will receive the support of everybody to push through the nomination”.

The broad objective of the proposed alliance with the SLPP was not only to nominate a presidential aspirant but also to contest every forthcoming election as an alliance, the General Secretary added.

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