SLPP to nominate Ranil?

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There is an unofficial understanding between the SLPP and the UNP thus far to nominate President Ranil Wickremesinghe for the next Presidential Poll due in 2025, Ceylon Today reliably learns.

According to SLPP internal sources, the issue is currently being debated at length by the SLPP, but they insist that to date no final decision has been taken on it.

During a recent discussion held at the SLPP headquarters at Nelum Mawatha in Battaramulla, a few of its MPs had observed that they had voted for the incumbent President during the secret ballot in Parliament as a dress rehearsal and that it had become successful. It is also said that this particular proposal has also been submitted to the perusal of the President of the SLPP, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and its National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa but they had not responded as yet.

By Krishan Jayasuriya