UPFA committed to democratic campaign - Keheliya
The UPFA, as the ruling party, is fully committed to an independent
and democratic election campaign in keeping with the newly gained
freedom of the country, Mass Media and Information Minister and Cabinet
Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said.
Addressing the Cabinet press briefing at the ministry auditorium, the
minister said the UPFA’s election campaign is based on policy and
development, and is devoid of racism.
The minister responding to a question of a journalist said the
government has identified the issue of inciting communalism in the
Eastern Province at election campaigns by certain political parties.
He said the government has requested from voters not to vote on the
basis of ethnicity.
He said that Minister Rajitha Senaratne and Deputy Minister Faiszer
at a public meeting held recently in the region have communicated
this message emphatically. He said the public during the election would
make a decision on those political parties driven by ethnically
Information Department Director General Prof Ariyaratne Athugala,
Media Center for National Development Director Ariya Rubasinghe and
Information Director Wasanthapriya Ramanayake also participated in the