ECONOMYNEXT – Former United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella will contest the upcoming parliamentary election from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) alliance led by Sajth Premadasa.
Kiriella previously supported the faction of the UNP led by Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Kiriella, a senior Parliamentarian and former Leader of the House, met Premadasa yesterday and expressed his wish to support the SJB during the parliamentary elections.
Addressing reporters in Colombo this afternoon, Premadasa loyalist Sujeewa Senasinghe confirmed that Kiriella will contest from SJB.
“At present Lakshman Kiriella has said that he will be contesting from the SJB and several other former MPs have expressed their support to us as well. Former MP P. Harrison also joined us recently. Thusitha Wijemanna too will join us,” Senasinghe said.
Senasinghe further said that some other ‘recognized politicians’ will join the SJB alliance in the near future. (Colombo, March 4, 2020)