The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is confident former UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera will add strength to the provincial council election campaign of the government.
Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that Jayasekera had the support of the public in his electorate and that was shown when he garnered the most number of votes at the last General Elections from the Kurunegala District.
“Dayasiri stepped down from parliament and is contesting for the provincial council after accepting the Mahinda Chinthanaya. We are confident he will add strength to the campaign. He has the blessings of the people. As someone who is with the people, we think that is a good thing,” he said.
He also said that the nominations board decided on the final list of candidates who will contest for the provincial council elections in September.
The Minister said that the government stand on the candidates is conveyed to the nominations board but the board takes the final decision on the candidates.
He said that while there are many who are qualified to be included only a few make it to the final list as there is a limit on the number of candidates who can be nominated. (Colombo Gazette)