Mahinda has told the swearing-in of the party’s local government representatives on March 21 that the SLPP would be fielding a presidential candidate under its ‘flower bud’ symbol.
No plan to make Gotabhaya the president
Everything will happen according to people’s wishes– Mahinda Rajapaksa
Also, he said at a meeting with foreign correspondents that no decision has been taken to field former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as the SLPP’s candidate at the 2020 presidential polls.
Answering a question, he said the party would easily gain 50 per cent of the votes at a national election as the party would be able to poll 75 pc of the votes gained by the SLFP.