Nimal confirms MR will contest from Kurunegala

nimal_siripala_b1Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and former Parliament opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva today confirmed that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be contesting the Parliament elections from Kurunegala.

Nimal Siripala de Silva said that several United National Party (UNP) members have been asking him if Rajapaksa will contest the election.

He says he told the UNP members that Rajapaksa will contest from Kurunegala and that he will contest under the UPFA.

Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the UNP was expecting a major split in the SLFP and now they are disappointed as there was no such split.

Meanwhile, Rajapaksa is expected to sign his nomination papers to contest the polls with the UPFA tomorrow. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. UNP buckles in their knees when they hear MR is coming. If he is that bad and if he is a looser why so worry?

  2. So my friends in Kurunegala now you have a greater threat than the Chronic Kidney Deices, beware.

  3. Aiyo, sirisena what ever your orders and condition make no action and after election your party will ask you to go home and hand over country back to previous corrupted leadership, for this people voted to you last election???

  4. Father Rajapakse is contesting in Kurunegala. Son is in Hambanota. Brother in Gampaha. Cousin brother in Monoragala.

  5. Yes, UNP was expecting major split in UPFA/SLFP due to short-sighted Sirisena and foolishness of Chandrika. All the problems due to Chandrika who is back to Sri Lanka; executing Tamil Diaspora demands. In the past Chandrika had very close relations with LTTE movement in UK.

  6. With his lust for power, amongst other things, he should be given nomination to contest from ANGODA !

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