Former Minister Dinesh Gunawardena addressing the media at the Abhyaramaya, where the UPFA announced former President receiving nomination to contest general election scheduled for Aug 17

(pic by Krishan Kariyawasam)

Mahinda to contest

on UPFA ticket

The UPFA yesterday announced that it had decided to field former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming general election. Addressing a packed media audience at Abhayaramaya yesterday, former minister Dinesh Gunawardena said that the district where the former President Rajapaksa would enter the fray would be announced shortly.

Gunawardena said that UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha had issued a statement yesterday afternoon that the party had decided to nominate Rajapaksa to contest the upcoming polls.



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