‘Gotabaya, definitely the President’ | Daily News


‘Gotabaya, definitely the President’

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) National Organiser Parliamentarian Duminda Dissanayake emphasised that Gotabaya Rajapaksa would be elected as the seventh Executive President with the 1.7 million votes of the SLFP on November 16.

He was addressing several election propaganda meetings held in the Nachchaduwa area.

“We do not have to enter into any political alliance or journey either with the United National Party (UNP) or with New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa,” MP Dissanayake said.

“UNP and SLFP policies and ideologies do not tally with each other and are contradictory as exhibited during the good governance period. There is no other alternative than supporting Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the moment. We, SLFPers shall not waste our valuable franchise by supporting to any person other than Gotabaya,” he said.

He also said they discussed the matter at length and entered into several agreements to protect the SLFP’s image and identity.

“Our mere pledge to support the Pohottuwa is not at all sufficient. We, SLFPers shall actively engage in Gotabaya’s political campaign to gain an unprecedented victory to Pohottuwa. It is our utmost responsibility and duty to see that our 1.7 million votes are cast in favour of Gotabaya. Gotabaya cannot win the Presidential election only with five million votes which they have at the moment. Therefore, the vote base must be increased up to 6.7 million with the SLFP votes,” MP Dissanayake said.

He also said it was their responsibility to go from house to house to secure every SLFP vote in favour of Gotabaya. “We shall pass the message among our supporters at village level that we should stand with Gotabaya to win the Presidential elections. We, SLFPers may have political enmities, rivalry and petty differences with Pohottuwa supporters at the grassroots level. Such matters shall be forgotten and top priority should be given to make Pohottuwa candidate Gotabaya the President,” he said.

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