The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will contest all upcoming elections under the ‘lotus bud’ symbol, says the party chairman - Prof. G.L. Peiris.
Emphasising that the SLPP would contest all elections including the presidential election, general election and LG polls in this manner, Prof. Peiris said that anyone who are contesting with them should consent to this.
He added that no one would be allowed to water down the strength of the party.
Noting that the SLPP’s doors are open to anyone, he added that anyone who joins then should accept the party policies under a single leadership.
Prof. Peiris was speaking to journalists after paying a visit to the Chief Incumbent of the Dambulla Raja Maha Viharaya, Ven. Ambagaswewe Rahula Thera.
Will support the one nominated by Mahinda - Lakshman Yapa
Meanwhile, addressing an event in Matara yesterday (26), member of the ‘Group of 16’ - MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said that his group would back a candidate nominated by Mahinda Rajapaksa for the next presidential election.
Noting that several political forces are drawn towards their group, he added they have the possibility of joining with either of the symbols - lotus bud, hand, betel leaf or the chair.