Ensure free and fair poll - President

President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the Executive Committee of the United People’s Freedom Alliance at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. Picture by Chandana Perera

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that all parties should be committed to ensure a free and fair election without resorting to character assassinations and violence.

He also stressed the importance of the UPFA fielding candidates with a clean record of conduct and those who have a correct political vision to contest the upcoming election.

The President added that victory at the election depends on the candidates and they should have a clean record.

The President was speaking at the Executive Committee of the United People’s Freedom Alliance at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion, Mahajana Eksath Peramuna leader Dinesh Gunawardene proposed that parties in the UPFA should be given an apportunity to contest the upcoming Local Government election independently.

He also said that all should be committed to ensuring a free and fair election without violence.

UPFA General Secreary and Fisheries and Acquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Amaraweera stressed the importance of contesting the upcoming Local Government election as a wider alliance.

Parliamentarian Arumugam Thondaman and former Minister A.L.M. Athaullah representing the Ceylon workers Congress and National Congresse respectively said that they would contest the upcoming Local Government election with the SLFP.

Leaders representing political parties in the UPFA including the Sri Lanka Freedom Party,Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, Sri Lanka Mahajana Party, Deshavimukthi Janatha Party and Ceylon Workers Congress participated in this meeting. 

 

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