Iím suitable to run for Presidency - Welgama
June 30, 2019 11:58 pm
United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Kumara Welgama says that he will quit the nominal posts in the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and work with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
Speaking to the ‘Mokada Wune’ (What Happened) program on TV Derana, MP Welgama stated that the SLPP has already informed him of their candidate for the presidential election.
He says, although it is said that he is removed from the SLPP leadership of Badulla District, there is no need for such measure since he never took the membership of the party.
Welgama said that he supported the SLPP due to an objection towards President Maithripala Sirisena at that time.
Stating that if the SLPP Presidential Candidate is not Gotabaya Rajapaksa he is willing to support the party again, the parliamentarian said that he opposes the candidate they have set to name on the 11th of August.
Further speaking, he says that although his party is the SLFP, he has a right to object the actions of the President.
Mentioning that he has stated that a person who wears the national dress would become the Presidential candidate, Welgama says that he, too, is suitable to become the Presidential candidate. However, this requires consensus from the SLFP, he added.
If he becomes the Presidential candidate, he is confident that he will receive the people’s favor, said MP Welgama.