Samagi Jana Balawega has named Sajith Premadasa as its presidential candidate, but the fact that the party’s prime ministerial candidate has not yet been named has led to an uneasy situation among the seniors of the party, according to political sources.
Senior leaders of the party such as Ranjith Maddumabandara, Sarath Fonseka, Lakshman Kiriella and Tissa Attanayake are waiting for the Prime Ministerial candidacy, BUt the sources say that a new crisis is being created due to Professor G.L. Peiris who recently joined the party getting closer to opposition leader Sajith Premadasa.
Accordingly, it is reported that a front-line leader of the Samagi Jana Balavega is preparing to join the United National Party again, and that the initial negotiations have been successfully conducted so far.
The said top level person is trying to connect several members of the SJB parliamentary group with the UNP. by saying that opposition leader Sajith Premadasa will never accept the responsibility of leadership, and that it is pointless to work with such a person,