The SLPP’s strategist, former Minister Basil Rajapaksa said yesterday (11), that the party targets to secure at least 200 LG bodies at the upcoming Local Government Elections.
According to the information received, the SLPP is leading the election campaign in seven Provinces, at the moment. He added that both in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, the SLPP has been in second place in the election campaigns.
Furthermore, Rajapaksa said that when contesting under the new electoral system, it is essential for the candidates to interact with the general public. Therefore, the Party has advised all its candidates to go to each and every home in their electorate. Our candidates are informing us that they get overwhelming responses from the people. Even those who were against us in the past elections are showing an interest in the Party, the former Minister claimed. As the Government had failed to fulfill the promises it gave to the general public during the past election, the people have become frustrated. Therefore, the people who voted for the Government, especially for the United National Party should vote for Pohottuwa (lotus-bud) in the Local Government poll, Rajapaksa added.