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Presidential & Parlimentry Elections on the same day PDF Print E-mail
Minister for media Mr. Laxman Yapa Abeywardene said that the government is focusing on holding the Presidential and parliamentary elections on the same day. The final decision will be intimated during the SLFP sessions on the 15th of November.

When asked during the media conference whether the Elections Commissioner was ready to hold two elections simultaneously the Minister said that it was the jurisdiction of the government to declare elections and the responsibility of the Department of Elections would be to implement it.

In the mean time UNP parliamentary Member Mr. Jayasiri Jayasekera says that the UNP will field a common candidate who is capable of defeating the President Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse but will not divulge the name until the last moment.

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