A severely cash-strapped SLFP election campaign

The SLFP’s election campaign is severely cash-strapped, according to reports reaching Lanka News Web.
Its candidates in Polonnaruwa have received a mere Rs. 20,000 per head, a sum with which carrying out an election campaign is unthinkable. A provincial chief minister has borrowed around Rs. 20 million from his friends to spend for the campaign, reports say.
The reason is the attitude of party chief, president Maithripala Sirisena. Every party depends on their businessmen friends for funding. But, the president is having a policy against businessmen, believing all of them to be corrupt. He refrains from dealing with businessmen, thinking it will blemish his name. Therefore, the SLFP does not get any funding for the election campaign.
On the other hand, the UNP has always been businessmen-friendly, and sources say the party has been able to collect around Rs. one billion for its campaign.
However, the leading recipient of funding is the SLPP, which is getting money in an unprecedented manner. They get funding from India and also from the businessmen who had been with the Rajapaksa regime. It is the highest spender in the election campaign.

Latest News

Supreme Court orders AG to draft a charge sheet to summon Ranjan Ramanayake

June 19, 2018

The Supreme Court today (18) ordered the Attorney General to...

Does Article 9 of the Constitution Stipulate Protection of Abusive Monks?

June 18, 2018

When irrepressible British satirist, soldier and spy Malcolm Muggeridge said...

Sri Lankan south’s lost ties with south India

June 18, 2018

What connects music composer M.S. Viswanathan to a group of...

Mahaweli could become a world’s worst polluted river

June 18, 2018

The Mahaweli could become one of the worst polluted rivers...

News Letter

Connect with Us

Most viewed in Last week

Pump and Dump Captains of Sri Lanka

June 17, 2018

Lanka News Web has over and over again highlighted that...

Qatar Ambassador A.S.P. Liyanage Boasts - ' None of my Companies pay taxes'

June 15, 2018

A.S.P. Liyanage a businessman appointed as Sri Lanka's ambassador to...

Government to fly in MP Pathirane for swearing in ceremony tomorrow!

June 12, 2018

UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana will be sworn in by President...

UNESCO to be asked to remove Sinharaja from world heritages list

June 16, 2018

UNESCO will be asked to remove Sinharaja forest from the...