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Maithripala warns of a divide in Parliament

Former President and the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Maithripala Sirisena says that the current situation of multiple candidates being proposed as Presidential Candidates could cause for a rift within the Parliament.

Speaking to News 1st, the former President stated that no matter whoever may win out of the three candidates proposed, it would create a divide, and the best possible alternative is for the Party Leaders to discuss and propose a single candidate for the Presidential election.

He further stated that this divide within the Parliament would end up being an issue for any Government that is yet to come.

However, the former President said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has not yet taken a decision in this regard, and will come into a consensus after the nominations are handed over.

The former President also added that although there were requests, he will not be contesting for Presidency, and will support an existing candidate.

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