- Created on Sunday, 02 August 2015 15:47
- Category: General
The battle among UPFA candidates for preferential votes in Kurunegala district has apparently become a rat race.
Mahinda Rajapaksa and Johnston Fernando, joined by Indika Bandaranayake, are campaigning together.
However, north western province chief minister Dayasiri Jayasekara and SLFP general secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa are having their campaigns separately. Under president Maithripala Sirisena’s guidance, Yapa is using the motto ‘to national leadership from Kurunegala’ in his campaign. The president has promised him that he would be considered for the deputy prime minister position in a future national government.
This position will go to either UPFA general secretary Susil Premajayantha or Yapa, depending on who would poll the highest preferential votes. Both Susil and Yapa are saying these days that “We brought Mahinda to only prevent the UNP from getting a 2/3 majority. Not because we are Mahinda loyalists. We do not want to live in fear again. Maithripala Sirisena is the best democrat in the SLFP.”
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