Karu denies making request to be Presidential candidate

20 September 2019 - 228   - 0

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has denied media reports that he had made a written request to be made a Presidential candidate. 

Issuing a statement, the Speaker's Media Secretary Chaminda Gamage stated that the Speaker had only issued a statement on September 17 in response to appeals made by various parties calling on him to contest the Presidential Election. 

While that statement noted a number of matters based on principles, it was not a statement issued asking to be made a Presidential candidate, the Speaker's Media Secretary emphasized.

(Sandun Jayawardana)

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