The day the JVP will commit political suicide by supporting a common candidate put forward by the UNP at the next Presidential Election is not too far, said Agriculture Development and Agrarian Services Minister Maithripala Sirisena when addressing a convention of the Bandaragama SLFP Central Organization at the Maithree Hall, Bandaragama on October 24.
The Minister said the JVP was able to secure 40 odd seats at the last General Election due to the sympathetic votes obtained from the supporters of the SLFP which was a democratic socialist party.
However SLFPers would not repeat that mistake again by supporting the JVP. Sirisena said various political parties are conducting seminars and discussions about the next election to be held in the country.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will clear all doubts and announce whether it will be a Presidential or a General Election which will be held first when he addresses the SLFP national convention at the Sugathadasa Stadium Colombo on November 15. The UNP and the JVP are so bankrupt that they can not find a Presidential candidate on their own. That is why they are trying to run behind a common candidate said the Minister who added that any common candidate will ultimately be a UNP nominee.
Bandaragama SLFP organizer Tudor Dayaratne and several others also spoke.