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Pohottuwa is our symbol for general election - Prasanna

There is no agreement between the SLFP and the SLPP to contest the forthcoming general election under the chair symbol, Industrial Export, Investment Promotion Tourism and Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunge said.

This is clearly proved by the two agreements President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the SLPP have reached with the SLFP. Therefore they will definitely contest the forthcoming election under the flower bud (Pohottuwa) symbol, Ranatunge said. Minister Ranatunge said this in response to questions posed by the media in Gampaha on February 11 as to the symbol under which the SLPP would contest the forthcoming election.

Ranatunge said the SLFP had now published the two agreements reached with Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the SLPP.

“The agreements had no mention about the symbol under which they would contest. Although the two agreements mentioned about a coalition they did not refer to any symbol. Notwithstanding any coalitions formed by them, their common symbol would be the flower bud (Pohottuwa)”.

Minister Ranatunge said they would definitely contest the future election under the Pohottuwa symbol and form a government with two thirds majority in Parliament. Referring to Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Minister Ranatunge asked as to how he could capture power in the country if he could not atleast gain UNP leadership.


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