Name Presidential candidate of JO-led alliance

Name Presidential candidate of JO-led alliance

UPFA Colombo District Parliamentarian and NFF Leader Wimal Weerawansa said that a request will be made to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to name a candidate, for the 2020 Presidential Election, from the broader political alliance that is to be formed by the Joint Opposition (JO) shortly.

He pointed out that the naming of the candidate to contest the Poll should not be unduly delayed due to the Government’s ability to target the selected candidate. He asserted that the JO ought to be able to counter such measures.

The MP claimed that the aim of the current regime was to speed up the setting up of Special Courts in a vain bid to hound the candidate who will contest the next Presidential Poll on the JO ticket, but affirmed that the JO will be ready to face up to any underhand tactics of the Government.

(Ceylon Today)

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