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President to begin Presidential polls campaign today

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to commence his Presidential Election campaign today from Kuliyapitiya, marking his first public propaganda rally since assuming office. The event, themed “Sabewa” (Reality), will take place at 2 p.m. at the Kuliyapitiya Municipal Council Stadium today.

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that President Wickremesinghe, coming forward as a non-party candidate, has gained widespread backing from various political entities for his candidature. In a bid to showcase unified support, Kariyawasam announced plans for future public rallies organized by different parties in favor of President Wickremesinghe’s non-partisan Presidential bid.

Notable figures expected to attend today’s rally include UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene, MP and Party Chairman Wajira Abeywardena, General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara, Party National Organizer and Presidential Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka, Colombo District Party Leader Ravi Karunanayake, as well as Ministers Harin Fernando and Manusha Nanayakkara, and Sabaragamuwa Provincial Governor Navin Dissanayake.

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