NFF to field 17 candidates
Seventeen candidates will contest the upcoming
general election from the National Freedom Front, NFF leader, Wimal
Weerawansa said. He also said, “As our party gave its unstinted
support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to liberate the country, the
people will be grateful to the NFF and cast their vote for our
Namal tells supporters:
Ensure peaceful election
Hambantota district UPFA candidate Namal
Rajapaksa while urging party supporters not to stage processions in
violation of Election Laws has requested them to engage in religious
observances at their own religious places and thus ensure a peaceful
From the Tamil Press
Differences between the Kandy District UNP
Organizer and the party leadership over candidates have deepened.
Earlier the UNP decided to field only one Tamil candidate, S.
Rajaratnam. But reports said the party leadership had decided to
field both former Parliamentarians Rajaratnan and Mano Ganeshan.
Further two Tamil candidates are to contest under the UPFA ticket.
The UNP also fielded former CWC National Organizer R. Yogarajan in
the Nuwera Eliya District.