Sri Lanka’s President blocks MR contesting under SLFP as PM candidate

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June 30, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President as the chairman of Sri Lanka Freedom Party has not agreed to name a Prime Ministerial candidate for the upcoming election, President’s media division said.

A prime minister will be appointed based on the views of new parliamentarians representing SLFP led UPFA, the statement further said.

Meanwhile former President Rajapaksa’s media coordinator said that Rajapaksa is to make a special public statement tomorrow.

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga is also preparing to contest the general election if Rajapaksa gets party nominations, several reports said.