Thursday, December 4, 2014

FLSP aims to make the Presidential Election a platform

Frontline Socialist Party (FLSP) Propaganda Secretary Pubudu Jayagoda stated that his party aims to promote an ideology different from the two main camps involved in the presidential election campaign. It is in this backdrop that Duminda Nagamuwa intends to contest in the presidential election as a candidate of the left.
Duminda Nagamuwa

He said that both Mahinda Rajapaksa camp and Maithripala Sirisena camp have been engaged in a discourse dominated by liberal intellectuals. While there has been a considerable discussion on the constitutional matters and on large projects, not much attention has been given to the economy in the people’s level. The FSP believes that Sri Lanka needs a leftist alternative to empower people and raise the need for a policy change.

Jayagoda added that by now a section of the Nava Sama Samaja Party and also the Socialist Party has extended the support to Duminda Nagamuwa. The FSP was also in discussion with several other parties and groups and hopes that they will also support it, Jayagoda further mentioned.

Speaking on the campaign, Jayagoda said that the FSP has planned a rally in Colombo immediately after the nominations are handed over. However, its campaign will be a community based one, he added.

Originally published in 'The Nation' on Nov 30, 2014.

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