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A candidate will be fielded under the flower bud symbol – Mahinda Rajapaksa A candidate will be fielded under the flower bud symbol – Mahinda Rajapaksa
Mar 23, 2018

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The SLPP has proposed to ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa that Basil Rajapaksa be fielded as its candidate at the next presidential election, say political sources.

Mahinda has told the swearing-in of the party’s local government representatives on March 21 that the SLPP would be fielding a presidential candidate under its ‘flower bud’ symbol.

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Also, he said at a meeting with foreign correspondents that no decision has been taken to field former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as the SLPP’s candidate at the 2020 presidential polls.

Answering a question, he said the party would easily gain 50 per cent of the votes at a national election as the party would be able to poll 75 pc of the votes gained by the SLFP.

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