Gotabaya announced as SLPP presidential candidate

Sunday, 11 August 2019 - 19:31


Former Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was announced as the presidential candidate of the SLPP today, by the opposition leader Mahinda Rakapaksa.

The first national convention of SLPP commenced at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo at 3 pm under the participation of opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.

During the convention chairman of SLPP Professor G.L. Peiris proposed the name of opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa for part leadership.

S.B. Dissanayake, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Dilan Perera, Chandima Weerakkody and Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena of the SLNP were also present at the SLPP national convention today.

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