Posted on 01.10.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The leader of the people’s Alliance, GL Peiris, has reiterated that only the Leader of the opposition can decide who is the next Presidential candidate and no one has such a right. He made this statement day after Dayasiri Jayasekara, who was appointed as the new SLFP Secretary declared that the next presidential candidate would be Maithripala Sirisena.
Since his party won 70% of the seats at the Pradeshiya Sabha election, they have no hope of eliminating the party symbol and its identity in the future. The leader of the National Freedom Alliance (UPFA), GL Peiris, reiterated that no one would have a right to decide who will be the next presidential candidate Only Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa can decide who will be the next Presidential candidate
The issue of the presidential candidacy is coming up again. It is apparent that GL is attempting to hold talks between president Mahinda Rajapakse and Maithripala without mentioning Gotabhaya regarding the candidacy. Meanwhile, Maithripala Sirisena is making new appointments to various posts and taking measures to go for a presidential election.