General Secretary of the Socialist Peoples’ Front Raja Kollure says that Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will definitely win the presidential election. He said that those who are frightened of the victory of Mr. Rajapaksa are leveling various allegations against him. He was speaking at a media briefing in Colombo today. Taking part in the media briefing General Secretary of Lanka Samasamaja Party Prof. Thissa Vitharana said that they are supporting Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Communist Party Dew Gunasekara said that the economy of the country has collapsed and the debts have increased. He said that the government should provide a solution to the human – elephant conflict. Deputy Chairman of the Desha Vimukthi Peoples’ Party Ven. Galagama Dhammaransi thera said that the party symbol is not relevant when compared with the country. MP Wasudeva Nanayakkara said that the President would take the correct decision according to the aspirations of the people.
- The time period to apply postal voting at the forthcoming presidential election has been extended.
- The Civil Society and Trade Union Collective expresses their support to Minister Sajith Premadasa.