Tamil Diplomat

President says ‘no’ to announcing PM candidate: Rajitha

Minister Rajitha Senaratne has stated that President Maithripala Sirisena had explained that it is not possible to announce Prime Ministerial candidate at the commencement of polls. It has never been the tradition.

Addressing the media, Rajitha stated that President Sirisena made it clear when the issue of announcing prime ministerial candidate was raised at the meeting between incumbent President Sirisena and the previous President Rajapakse. He also added that the other matters raised will be discussed at the Central Committee of the SLFP.