Aug 25, 2018

Five presidential candidates from the JO! Featured

The names of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Chamal Rajapaksa, Dinesh Gunawardena and Kumara Welgama have been proposed as totential Presidential Candidates from the Joint Opposition, Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Udaya Gammanpila had told the ‘Anidda’ newspaper.

He had told the newspaper in an interview that after the presidential election is announced, a suitable candidate would be selected from among them.

He further noted that the final decision would be taken by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and until then they had agreed to keep the discussions in this regard within the party.

He said the reason that they had taken the decision not to talk about the presidential candidate was since there is around 15 months more for that.

Gammanpila said that there are five names nominated for this post from within the JO and the party leaders are prepared to accept any final decision eventually taken by Mahinda Rajapaksa.