Monday, 24 November 2014 - 19:29
NCP industries Minister Peshala Jayarathna decides to support the Common Candidate.
North Central Provincial Council Minister of Food, Cooperative, Industries and Rural Development Peshala Jayarathna told our news team that he decided to support common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena in the forthcoming Presidential election.
North Central Provincial Council former Minister of Health Peshala Jayarathna contested from the Polonnaruwa district and obtained 37 thousand 549 preferential votes in the 2012 PC election.
Six seats were allocated for the Polonnaruwa district following the 2012 election, and Peshala Jayarathna secured the second place on the district preferential vote list.
North Central Provincial Council Minister further explained to our news team about his decision to support common candidate Maithripala Sirisena.
However NCP Chief Minister S.M. Ranjith said that action will be taken to retrieve the position if Minister Peshala Jayarathna would declare his support to the common candidate.