Feb 17, 2020

SLPP - SLFP to contest under new alliance

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has requested the Election Commission today (17) to register their new alliance Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Sandanaya to contest the upcoming elections.
The alliance is to contest under the lotus bud (Pohottuwa) symbol.
Speaking to media, secretary of the SLPP - Attorney-At-Law Sagara Kariyawasam said that a formal request submitted on this regard has received the approval of the Elections Commissioner.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has been named the Leader of the alliance while former President Maithripala Sirisena has been named as its Chairman, he said.
In addition, former minister Basil Rajapaksa has been named as the Secretary of the alliance with minister Wimal Weerawansa and state minister Dayasiri Jayasekara as National Organisers.