MR to contest from Kurunegala, no leader named for Polonnaruwa
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest the upcoming Parliamentary General Election from his adopted constituency of Kurunegala the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) confirmed today.
This was after candidates from the SLPP who are contesting under the Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Sandhanaya (SLNPS) signed their nomination papers at the residence of the Prime Minister at Wijerama Mawatha in Colombo on Wednesday.
Most districts in the South were signed up, except for Polonnaruwa. In the North and East, the alliance is likely to contest under different symbols.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa sat by his elder brother during the signing.
Although under fire from some SLPP leaders, former President the Sri Lanka Freedom Party leader Maithripala Sirisena was present at the signing.
Thereafter the District Leaders signed their nomination papers.
The leaders are:
Colombo – Dinesh Gunewardena
Gampaha – Prasanna Ranatunga
Kalutara – Rohitha Abegunawardene
Ratnapura – Vasudeva Nanayakkara
Matara – Dullas Alahapperuma
Galle – Ramesh Pathirana
Kegalle – Kanaka Herath
Badulla – Nimal Siripala de Silva
Moneragala – Shashindra Rajapaksa
Anuradhapura – S M Chandrasena
Puttalam – Sanath Nishantha
Trincomalee – Susantha Punchinilame
Kandy – Mahindananda Aluthgamage
Nuwera Eliya – Arumugam Thondaman
Hambantota – Namal Rajapaksa