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Left Front Leader Will Contest Presidential Election

Left Front leader Wickramabahu Karunaratne said he was contesting in the upcoming presidential elections “for the sake of democracy and national integration.”

Karunaratne announced that he had been nominated to represent the Left Front earlier today. He charged that President Rajapaksa and former Chief of Defence Staff Sarath Fonseka were both trying to outdo each other in a battle to take credit for the recent war victory.

“The war has brought disaster. Thousands have been killed, thousands have disappeared, been disabled or imprisoned,” Karunaratne charged.

The Left Front President added that unemployment was high and the economy was bankrupt. “We are so dependent on India for financial help that we have practically become an Indian colony,” Karunaratne said. In addition, Karunaratne alleged that media freedom was deteriorating: “So many people working in the media have been killed, imprisoned or harassed.”

Karunaratne said that the Left Front Party aimed to “defend the people from an oppressive regime.”

RW

6 Comments for “Left Front Leader Will Contest Presidential Election”

  1. Crow

    Atleast try to take your wife’s vote

  2. AC

    I would vote for this man who has human qualities, and has consistently defended human rights and justice for all, bravely willing to speak out against tyranny. I do not agree with his economics, but then see what we have had over the past 15 years or so with our economics, or rather the lack of it.

    He will make a good president, we do not need megalomaniacs!

  3. Jey

    he got the qualitites for a President. We needed a change. Hope the people in sri lanka will realise their mistakes in past and correct themself to build sri lanka

  4. arul

    He is right in saying that Srilanka has become and Indian colony.So its obvious the winner will be decided by Indian Congress Madam Sonia.So watchout whom the Indians going to support.They do not like Fonseka So its again Mahinda.???????

  5. Martin Thomas

    I urge every fair thinking persons in Sri Lanka to vote for this man. He has a different ideas, he is the best person who could rebuild economic of the country and get ride of curruptions. He will resolve 60 years old ethinic problem and build a strong united country where everybody will be free and live with peace and harmoney. If you elect the one of the other two candidates they will lead the country to further distruction and bring division and misary to it’s people.

  6. Ranjith K Perera

    Thanks for your courage. Now so called “Lefts” has decided to go after a General. Now You can raise real left voice as You have been doing last 35 years. This country doesn’t need “King “or “General”.

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