The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) yesterday held talks with representatives of Sinhalese organizations based abroad regarding nominating a former military head as a candidate for the upcoming Presidential election.
Senior JHU representatives said the request to nominate a former Major General as a possible candidate had come from nearly 50 Sinhalese organizations in 36 countries.
?The former Major General is a better alternative to combat terrorism and protect the sovereignty of the country,? the JHU said.
The first round of discussions had reportedly ended in a more positive stance than the earlier ones held with the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader.
Further discussions are to follow before the JHU announces its final decision.