Sri Lanka’s Pesident Maithripala Sirisena will keep impartial within the upcoming presidential election however his get together will again Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP or Individuals’s Entrance) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in line with Sri Lanka Freedom Get together.
SLFP normal secretary, Dayasiri Jayasekara stated Mr. Sirisena had briefly stepped apart from main the get together to make sure his neutrality.
Get together vice chairman Mahinda Samarasinghe stated the choice to assist Mr. Rajapaksa was taken within the backdrop of a risky safety state of affairs after Easter Sunday bomb assaults that killed greater than 260 individuals.
Mr. Rajapaksa is a former defence minister, in style for his function in ending a protracted civil battle with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Mr. Rajapaksa has additionally been accused of condoning rights abuses.