Dayasiri says former Army Chief likely to contest

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera says former Army Commander, General Mahesh W. Senanayke is likely to contest the Presidential elections.

He said that Senanayke is expected to announce his intention to contest under an alliance formed by civil society groups.

Speaking at a media briefing today, Jayasekera said that the SLFP is prepared to discuss with any party on working together at future elections.

Senanayke had said recently that he has been approached by an alternative force to contest the election.

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