SLFP to contest LG elections under ‘hand’ symbol

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to contest under the ‘Hand’ symbol for most of the institutions in all the districts at the upcoming Local Government Election.

Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s media spokesperson former MP Weerakumara Dissanayake said the party reached this agreement at the meeting of the Party’s political committee chaired by former President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday.

He said the decision has been taken on the consent of the vast majority of the party’s Political Bureau.

“The politburo meeting yesterday decided to place deposits for the election for all the institutions as the SLFP. We had decided to contest under an alliance and the last few days we have been negotiating. But lot of problems and obstacles came up when preparing the list of nominations. Mr. Reginald Cooray even passed away due to sudden illness caused by the threats posed by others while preparing these nominations,” Dissanayake said.

He said there are many conspiracies to completely destroy the SLFP and they have come to know about those conspiracies. “The people who tried to destroy the Sri Lanka Freedom Party are trying to come back for another round.

All SLFP candidates will obey the party’s decision and act accordingly, he said adding that for some of the institutions, the SLFP will contest under the ‘Helicopter’ symbol on the consent of the party.

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