No intention to be common candidate: Maithripala

Maithripala Sirisena

“I have no intention to be the Opposition’s common candidate,” said SLFP general secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena at a media briefing at SLFP headquarters on Darley Road on Wednesday.

He said no one from the Government ranks would join the Opposition, but those in the Opposition were getting ready to join the Government.

He said so when a journalist asked him whether he was to be the Opposition’s common candidate. “Anyone can join the government, and the Opposition is now proving that they are yet to select a person who could come close to President Mahinda Rajapaksa,” he said.

(Daily Mirror)