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Sunday, 9 August 2015





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We can easily secure close to 115 seats

UNF team leader Kandy District, Lakshman Kiriella :

The team leader of the United National Front (UNF) for Good Governance, for the Kandy District, Lakshman Kiriella is confident of the party sweeping the August 18 polls with a majority of over 115 seats, literally leaving the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) led by Mahinda Rajapaksa,

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Post-August 17:

15 UPFA MPs to support UNF

Fifteen United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidates have consented to back the United National Front (UNF) for Good Governance to form the next government, if the need for a national government arises, Plantation Minister and UNF group leader for Kandy District, Lakshman Kiriella,

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Every district is my district

Says former president Mahinda Rajapaksa explaining his reasons for contesting from Kurunegala:

While I represented the Hambantota District as a Parliamentarian for most of my political life, for the past decade, I was the President of the whole country. So there are people who have voted for me in all districts. Now every district is my district. Apart from that fact, the leaders of the UPFA and seniors of the SLFP also took into consideration the strategic advantage of my contesting from a district other than Hambantota.

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