The Presidential Candidate selection crisis deepens in joint opposition. Many new faces also show their eligibility to this candidacy. Former Chief Minister of Uva Province and Provincial Councilor Shashindra Rajapaksa stated to a weekend paper that many potential candidates are vying for the presidential candidate position. Shashindra Rajapaksa also said there are many other suitable candidates available in the joint opposition to stand for the presidential election. He further said that his father Parliamentarian Chamal Rajapaksa should be made the presidential candidate. He also recalled the statement made by Parliamentarian Wasudewa Nanayakkara in favour of Chamal Rajapaksa.
However, the crisis in connection with the presidential candidate selection has aggravated further boiling down to a conflict between members of the joint opposition.
Meanwhile, the joint opposition plans to stage a major protest against the development programs of the government in Colombo today. However, UNP said this protest is conducted by the joint opposition to cover up their weaknesses. The UNP also said the joint opposition cannot deceive the people through this malicious campaign.