Vasudeva,Dinesh,Wimal and Udaya Want Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Ministerial Candidate Against Ranil Wickremesinghe
Four political allies of the United People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today expressed sentiments in favour of fielding former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate at the forthcoming general elections.
They said there was no other hope to defeat incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and added Mr. Rajapaksa had already secured 5.8 million votes in the January Presidential Election.
“This is not a battle against President Maithripala Sirisena but a move against Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, who was appointed against the Constitutional proceedings,” MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara told a news conference held in Colombo.
Legislators of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya and the National Freedom Front took part in the news conference.