Thursday, November 26, 2009

General Fonseka to come from Mangala Samaraweera’s Ape Jathika Peramuna?

The probable Common Opposition Candidate General Sarath Fonseka is likely to contest from Mangala Samaraweera’s Ape Jathika Peramuna, confidential sources told Ada Derana. The source claimed that the General cannot contest as an independent candidate due to constitutional restrictions and thus he has to come through a registered political party.

The Elections Secretariat on November 18 rejected an application put forward by the JVP to register a new political party. Many critics believed that this move was in order to put forward a common candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections although JVP MP Lakshman Nipunarachchi rejected the claim.

JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka addressing a press conference yesterday said that the General will contest neither from the UNF nor the JVP but from an independent political party.

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