SLPP to announce Presidential candidate today

2019-08-11 at 08:09

The national Convention of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, where the party’s Presidential candidate is set to be announced officially, is due to be worked off today.

The convention will get underway at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium under the patronage of Leader of the Opposition Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Opposition Leader will also be appointed as the leader of the SLPP at the event today.

Speaking to NewsRadio General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Sagara Kariyawasam said the event will begin at 3pm.

He praised Mahinda Rajapaksa as he was the person who guided the party all these days, and added that he will take oath as the leader of the SLPP today.

Mahinda Rajapaksa will accept his duties as the leader at a special ceremony today and thereafter will announce the name of the candidate that is to represent the SLPP with the symbol of the flower bud.

The MP was confident that the Presidential candidate fielded by the SLPP will win the election.