Maithiripala Sirisena will compete in the Next Presidential Election: Lakshman
Addressing to the media brief, State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene stated that, President Maithiripala Sirisena would compete as a president candidate even in the forthcoming Presidential election.
“Another person will be suggested if Maithiripala Sirisena denied”, he said.
“If the constitution cannot change, most Sri Lankans believe that Sirisena should be re-elected as president. If the Constitution is to be changed, the parliamentary system must be changed. For this purpose, the SLFP should extend its full support. The president should not be changed. As a party, the SLFP will not hesitate to defend him.” the minister said.