Joint Opposition Of Sri Lanka To Back General Fonseka As Common Presidential Candidate
Filed Under: Politics, World | Posted: 11/26/2009 at 3:28AM
Comments | Region: Sri Lanka
Confirming the rumors of forwarding Retired Chief of Defense Staff General Sarath Fonseka as Common Candidate of the Joint Opposition in the forthcoming Presidential Elections The 12 Party Member United National Front (UNF) Leader Ranil Wickramasinha today announced that his Party the United National Party(UNP) will back General Fonseka as the Common Presidential Candidate.
Few Party leaders of the United National Front and some Parliamentarians of the Main Opposition United National Party met with General Fonseka since yesterday in Colombo to discuss the future activities.The leaders of Opposition Parties in Sri Lanka including Muslim Congress(SLMC),and National Democratic Front(NDF) are among the Party leaders who met General Fonseka.
Meanwhile the leader of the Peoples Wing of Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) MP Mangala Samaraweera said that his Party too back General Fonseka as the Common Presidential Candidate.Although General Fonseka is due to contest as the Common Candidate for the Presidency he is expected to contest under the banner of a Small Party belongs to the Opposition Alliance and Political Experts says that The "Lalith Front "may be the choice.However the Party Leaders of the Alliance are now discussing with the Tamil United Liberation Front(TULF) Leader V.Ananda Sangaree for taking their Party Symbol the ‘Rising Sun" as the Election Symbol for General Fonseka.
The leftist Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna(JVP) too announced last week that General Fonseka is their Common Candidate for the Presidential Elections.