Posted on 07.05.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
UPFA decides to sign agreement with the SLPP turning the alliance as Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Peramuna (SLNPP) in order to win the next elections.
The central committees of the SLFP and the UPFA had decided unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena would be their presidential candidate. The motive is to approve President Sirisena as the candidate of the alliance, political sources said.
The proposed electoral agreement with the SLPP to field one presidential candidate is to defeat UNP and create an anti-UNP government. President’s faction has warned the SLPP that a failure to reach a compromise to field a common presidential candidate from the SLPP – UPFA led alliance means the winner would be the UNP.