Sajith’s candidacy reconfirmed

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The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Parliamentary Group, which met yesterday (17) at the Opposition Leader’s Office, has once again confirmed its leader Sajith Premadasa’s candidacy for presidency.

Party’s reiteration on Premadasa’s candidacy comes at a juncture where speculations were circulating that it was decided at a common Opposition Party Leader’s meeting to withdraw one of the nominations fielded by the Opposition.

Names of MPs Dullas Alahapperuma and Sajith Premadasa were proposed to be nominated for the candidacy by the SJB and the independent group separately. By yesterday (17), reports started circulating that two parties have met and discussed on withdrawing one of the nominations they were planning to field.

By Nabiya Vaffoor