Posted on 04.21.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says that if a request is made to contest for the next presidential election, he will be held accountable and considered.
The Speaker has stated these views to journalists following a meeting with the Malwathu and Asgiriya prelates yesterday(20).
Although there were propaganda regarding various candidates for the presidential election, there was a debate about whether the candidacy of the government would be Ranil Wickremesinghe or another common candidate. It has been discussed among top politicians that, by presenting Karu Jayasuriya as the next common candidate representing the government, it would be possible to collect more General public votes than the opposition. Although Gotabhaya is now a candidate from the Rajapaksa side, the issue of the US citizenship has not been resolved.
The SLFP has declared Maithripala Sirisena as it’s candidate.
In this backdrop, some of the parties have expressed their views that Ranil Wickremesinghe is not such a powerful candidate as Karu Jayasuriya