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Oct 09, 2019
5:57PM

Lankan Prez Maithripala Sirisena to remain neutral at Presidential election

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to remain neutral at the Presidential election scheduled next month even as his party will support former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse. 

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary, Dayasiri Jayasekera said the President will not take the stage and support any candidate in the election. Jayasekera said the President is Minister in Charge of the Police and security forces and so he will put his political party aside and be independent to ensure a free and fair election. 

Meanwhile, SLFP has decided to support Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's election campaign with conditions. The SLFP will sign two Memoranda of Understanding to form a new alliance called Sri Lanka Freedom People's Alliance. 

SLFP MP Nimal Siripala de Silva said the party is firmly working on the democratic framework and national unity that prevails in the country at present. He also noted that protecting the identity of the SLFP is a top priority. 

It is noteworthy that SLPP was formed by a breakaway group led by former President Mahinda Rajapakse in 2017. United National Party led by Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is represented by minister Sajith Premadasa in the election. 
 

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