|We wont fight for preference votes says
From Neminda Samarajeewa in Galle
"We will try to do better than last time," he said.
Pathirana said that the defection of Mayor Lionel Premasiri to the UNP will not be a problem for the PA.
Minister Amarasiri Dodangoda,whose name appeared second on the PA list, also said that they will not concentrate on preference votes. He expected the President to form a progressive leftist government on January 1, "perhaps with the support of the JVP."
Dodangoda said that the PA will seek JVP assistance if they cannot form a strong government of their own.
The Galle District election has attracted 260 candidates including seven women and two Buddhist monks. One, Ven. Baddegama Samitha, is on the PA list while the other is fielded by an independent group. Ven. Samitha was a provincial councillor.
The nominations of the Jathika Sanvardhana Peramuna was rejected by the returning officer as that partys general secretary had not attested the papers.
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