Internal sources of the party say that it is very likely that the Podujana Peramuna will not field a candidate from their party in the upcoming presidential election.
However, the well-known businessman Dhammika Perera, who is hoping for the presidential candidacy, has already started his campaign, but he has not been able to win the support of a majority of the party’s MPs. If by some chance he becomes the candidate for the presidential election, a part of Pohottu will definitely support Ranil Wickremesinghe along with Nimal Lanza’s “New Alliance”.
Senior members of the party have pointed out to Namal Rajapaksa MP that if that happens, the Podujana Peramuna will be permanently destroyed and the Rajapaksa’s politics will end. At the same time, it is reported that he has given up representing Dhammika Perera.
Internal sources of the party say that Dhammika Perera is operating according to the wishes of Basil Rajapaksa, so he will not be able to win majority support in Pohottuvu, and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also of the opinion.