‘No party alone can get 50% of votes’

2019-08-13 at 17:01

Governor of the North Central Province Sarath Ekanayake says no party can obtain 50% of votes at the next Presidential Election.

Speaking to media following an event in Kandy the Governor said a confusing political situation can be prevented by forming alliances with the most suitable parties.

Governor Ekanayake said it is important that discussions between President Maithripala Sirisena and Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa conclude and a final decision is reached promptly.

The Governer expressed his personal opinion and said that no party in the country can secure 50% of the votes alone, and added that when there is such a requirement, the normal course of action is to try and join an alliance which consists of political parties with similar interests.

As the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, he recognized the SLPP as their counterpart.

Accordingly in order to reap the rewards of this initiative, Sarath Ekanayake says President Maithripala Sirisena and the Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa must sit down together and finish off talks.

He confirmed that the parties have held initial talks and it was suggested to sit the duo down to have a discussion.

The Governer believes that the party will have the final discussion and come to an agreement and finally let the people know as to how they will move forward.