I am eligible for the presidential election

Dallas Alahapperuma, Member of Parliament of the Freedom Janata Sabha, said that even though everyone ran away in the succession presidential election held in Parliament last year, he contested it.

That he obtained eighty-four votes with the support of many parties in that election,
He indicated that he can come to the upcoming presidential candidacy and has all the qualifications for that.

But what should be done at this moment is not to name more presidential candidates and allow the government to breathe more, he emphasized. He said this while addressing a press conference held in Colombo.