Sri Lanka Freedom Party Media Spokesmen Weerakumara Disanayake says the country needs a Leader who has one the public confidence and who can develop the country socially and culturally. He said that a National agenda is needed to develop the country the background is being created for that. He said that Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Alliance has been created. Taking part in the Subarathi Programme of SLBC today he pointed out that the country will move towards a new direction with Mr. Gotahbaya Rajapaksa coming forward to contest in a such a background. The problems that prevailed in the SLFP have been solved. He said that the memorandum of understanding which was signed recently has presented many important proposal to the country. He said that Sri Lanka Freedom Party decided to support Mr. Gotahbaya Rajapaksa.
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