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MR to contest GE from K’gala under SLPP

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who officially obtained the Membership of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna on 11 November, is expected to contest next year’s Parliamentary General Election, which is slated for 5 January of 2019, from the Kurunegala District, informed political sources said.

These sources said though Premier Rajapaksa has had several invitations to contest from various other Districts, he has decided to contest the forthcoming election from the Kurunegala District.

Rajapaksa first entered the Parliament contesting on the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) ticket from his hometown of the Hambantota District in 1970. He subsequently contested successfully from the Kurunegala District on the SLFP ticket during the previous General Election held in 2015.

(Ceylon Today)

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