Democratic Party will support Common Candidate: Sarath Fonseka

Democratic Party will support Common Candidate: Sarath Fonseka

Written by Bella Dalima

03 Dec, 2014 | 11:35 pm

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday morning, Leader of the Democratic Party Sarath Fonseka announced that he will support the Opposition’s Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena at the upcoming polls.

This media briefing was convened to make public the stance of the Democratic Party at the 2015 presidential poll. The media briefing commenced subsequent to religious observances and was also attended by the Opposition’s Common Candidate.

He shared these views:

[quote]As a party we have decided to strengthen the Common Candidate. We have temporarily cast aside the journey that we have undertaken thus far and have decided to join with the common candidate to save this country from the corrupt ruler. Therefore, by last evening, We had discussions last night with the main political party of the opposition and Presidential Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena. They understood that the identity of our country needs to be protected. I am happy that you have decided to contest under the symbol of the swan. Around five years ago, we commenced this journey with a pure creature. We will continue on this journey.[/quote]

Common Candidate, Maithripala Sirisena expressed these views;

[quote]In my heart, it was with great pain that we had to look at the suffering and inhumane acts committed against General Sarath Fonseka after the 2010 presidential poll. We were not able to speak against it. This new journey will have more and more challenges and issues. There are some at present. Through their campaign, they will try to do worse to our campaign than they did to General Sarath Fonseka.[/quote]

Subsequent to the media briefing , Members of the Democratic Party engaged in a cordial discussion with the Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena.

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