Do not divide the country for an election; a statement from President.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa states that he is not ready to divide the country because of the election.
He added that, SLMC leader Rauf Hakeem proposed for a separate Muslim region, but he defected from the party since the proposal was rejected.
While addressing the election rallies held at Kelaniya, Kiribathgoda, Ma-kola, Kirindi-wela and Mahara areas today, the President said that he is unable to divide the country in return for the votes of SLMC leader.
Meanwhile, UNP chief organizer for Mahara Electorate Thushara Hemachandra extended his support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a rally held in Mahara today.