Meeting held with President on nominations list

Maithripala SirisenaA meeting was held a short while ago between President Maithripala Sirisena and members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) nominations board, to decide on the UPFA candidates for the Parliament election.

President Maithripala Sirisena was to decide on the final list of UPFA nominees at the meeting held at the President’s house.

UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and former Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake were among those who attended the meeting.

Earlier this afternoon a meeting took place between UPFA party leaders and Premajayantha where the UPFA nominations list for the August 17 election was discussed.

Prior to that meeting, a separate meeting was held at Western Province Chief Minister Prassana Ranatunga’s residence with the participation of the UPFA General Secretary, where concerns were raised over moves by President Sirisena to reverse his earlier decision to give former President Mahinda Rajapaksa nominations to contest the Parliament election.

Premajayantha however told reporters that a change is not expected on the decision to give Rajapaksa nominations to contest the election on the UPFA ticket.

The UPFA had last week announced that the President had agreed to give nominations to Rajapaksa. However several Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members had opposed the move.

Sources close to Rajapaksa said that he is prepared to contest from another party if the UPFA does not give him nominations. (Colombo Gazette)

Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya

6 COMMENTS

  1. ROAD TO PRESIDENCY

    If MR gets nominations;

    If he lose the power —-> Leader of the Opposition
    If he win the power —-> Prime Minister —-> use One bullet —-> President

    • If MR wanted MS gone he would have done it on Jan 8th. You can hate MR but he has proven to be a capable leader who ended the war, started national rebuilding initiative and he also respected people choice by stepping down.

    • Mr Citizen, are you a relative of Ranjan Ramanahaka?? Your photos says you are intelectually advance than him tho. But there is a saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”!!!!!!!!!

    • Mr.Citizen, are you a member of the conspiracy team to kill Maithree? You should be arrested for this statement to disclose the truth.

  2. If Sirisena enforce conditions to Rajapaksa for election, Sirisena violates the human rights of citizens in Sri Lanka. Sirisena is the one went against ethics and party rules of human kind to become dirtiest President in Sri Lankan history. Mihinda should be allowed to contest without conditions and he should be able to get any position in Sri Lanka no matter what. Sirisena should not be a puppet of Chandrika and Tamil Diapora, the two key stake holders for Sirisena’s point of view.

  3. Sirisena thinks Sri Lanka is his personal property and Chandrika says SLFP is her property. Both these people are like cancer to Sri Lankan welfare. Country is going down day by day due to wrong decisions bu these two. Only Tamil Diaspora get the benefit as they get what they want.

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