Parliamentary Election campaign:
UPFA kicks off from Kandy
The large scale election campaign of the United People’s Freedom
Alliance (UPFA) will commence on March 19 in Kandy with a mass rally
under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s patronage, Transport Minister Dullas
|* 74 election
rallies at electoral level
* 30,000 grassroot level
* Candidates to organize
individual pocket meetings
The UPFA will hold 26 main election rallies at district level with
the President’s participation from March 19 to April 5, he said.
Addressing the weekly UPFA press briefing at the Mahaweli Centre,
Colombo yesterday, Minister Alahapperuma said the UPFA will hold another
74 election rallies at electoral level with the participation of Prime
Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka and other UPFA leaders.
The number of estate election meetings to be held is 10,000. Around
1,000 such meetings have already been held. It is also planned to hold
30,000 grassroot level meetings.
This is in addition to the individual pocket meetings to be organized
by the candidates.
The UPFA will visit each and every home at least twice during its
campaign. The program will commence on March 20.
According to Minister Alahapperuma there is no visible election
campaign by the Opposition. The Opposition Leader is in a very happy
mood after a long time after watching big matches and dancing in public.
He is happy after many years because he secured his party leadership for
another 17 years. Now the third `SF operation’ is in progress to win one
seat in Parliament for the JVP. Earlier it was to secure the Opposition
Leadership, the Minister said.
Meanwhile, the UNF will launch its campaign from Jaffna on March 19.
The DNA has already launched its campaign.