by Priyan De Silva Matara Sports Correspondent and Raja Waidyasekera Tissamaharama Special Corr
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa consented to contest at the forthcoming General Election to supporters who came to his ancestral home at Medamulana last morning. He did not disclose under which party or symbol he would contest.
A number of Parliamentarians, Provincial Councillors, past and present members of Local Government bodies and thousands of faithful supporters from all parts of the country, including clergy gathered at Medamulana demanding that the former President contest the August 17 General Election.
He said the Janapawra that commenced at Nugegoda has gained tremendous success...
A section of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is contemplating on contesting the upcoming general election as an alliance under the 'Swan Symbol' if the UPFA decides to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
A Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) politician on grounds of anonymity said that already talks have begun in this regards with around 15 political parties and civil society organizations, which supported President Maithripala Sirisena at the last Presidential Polls, consenting to the move.
The politician said that if the former President receives nominations from...