Gearing up for the election

JHU monks who gathered for a news conference at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo on Thursday began their campaign in support of President Mahinda Rajapaksa with religious observances. Pic by Sanka Vidanagama
JVP frontline leaders (from left) K.D. Lal Kantha, Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Vijith Herath announcing the party’s decision to endorse General Fonseka as the common candidate on Tuesday. Pic by J. Weerasekera
Also entering the fray as a candidate is Wickramabahu Karunaratne (centre). The party held a news conference on Wednesday at Nippon Hotel in Colombo. Pic by Berty Mendis
UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya and General Secretary Tissa Attanayake at a media briefing on Thursday say the party will back Gen. Fonseka’s candidature. Pic by Gemunu Wellage
SLFP-M leader Mangala Samaraweera announcing his party’s endorsement of Gen. Fonseka as the main opposition’s common candidate
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