UPFA aims two-thirds
Constitutional amendments before next Parliament :
* Govt at peak of its popularity
* UPFA candidates to take oaths on Feb 27
The UPFA has fielded the strongest team of candidates covering all
social strata aiming to obtain a two thirds majority mandate at the
upcoming general election, Education Minister and United People’s
Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayantha said.
Addressing the media at the Mahaweli Centre yesterday, the Minister
said the next legislature should be stronger and it should have the
capacity to make constitutional amendments.
Priority has been given to youth representation including
professionals, educationists, sports and film personalities, media
personalities and women representation in nomination lists, he added.
Analyzing the results of all previous elections preceding the General
Election, Premajayantha said there was no doubt that the Government
would score a resounding victory as it was at the pinnacle of popularity
with the highest ever majority recorded at the recent Presidential
He said the people’s expectation of a ‘ believable change’ under a
government led by Sarath Fonseka was dashed when it was exposed that the
candidate himself was unable to cast his vote.
He said the UNP and the so-called alliance forged by Fonseka and the
JVP have no policy or plan to develop the country. They are driven
purely by jealousy towards the UPFA, Premajayantha said.
The Minister said UPFA candidates will take an oath before the sacred
Sri Mahabodhi on February 27 before launching its campaign. National
Freedom Front Chairman Wimal Weerawansa said that the JVP has formed an
alliance with Sarath Fonseka but not with a political party.
He said this was a step towards changing the present leadership of
Weerawansa said the JVP had come forward to contest the General
Election without their symbol and also their party.
It is clear that this is the JVP’s final step to their grave, he