Chandrika Kumaratunge Endorses Champika Ranawaka as Common Candidate for 2024 Presidential Election

Aiming to Counter the Leftist JVP, Embrace Youth Support, and Uphold Clean Governance

(Lanka-e-News -02.Jan.2024, 11.00 PM) In a strategic move aimed at reshaping the political landscape in Sri Lanka, former President Chandrika Kumaratunge has officially thrown her weight behind Champika Patali Ranawaka as the common candidate for the upcoming 2024 Presidential election. Kumaratunge, a seasoned politician and former head of state, believes that Ranawaka possesses the qualities necessary to lead the nation in the face of various challenges.

1) Combatting the Leftist JVP Party:

One of the primary reasons behind Kumaratunge's endorsement is Ranawaka's perceived ability to effectively counter the leftist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) party. Kumaratunge, a veteran politician herself, recognizes the need for a candidate capable of navigating the complex political landscape and offering a formidable challenge to opposing ideologies.

2) Popularity Amongst Young Voters:

Champika Patali Ranawaka has carved a niche for himself as a political leader resonating with the aspirations of the younger generation. With a progressive vision and a commitment to addressing the concerns of the youth, Ranawaka has gained substantial popularity among young voters. Kumaratunge sees this as a crucial factor in securing broad-based support for his candidacy.

3) A Pristine Track Record:

Known for his commitment to clean governance, Champika Patali Ranawaka boasts a spotless political record. Kumaratunge, in her endorsement speech, highlighted the importance of having a leader with an untarnished reputation, emphasizing the need for ethical leadership in the highest office of the country.

4) Vocal Critique of the Rajapaksha Regime:

Ranawaka's vocal criticism of the Rajapaksha regime has positioned him as a key figure in the opposition. Chandrika Kumaratunge, echoing concerns shared by many, commended Ranawaka for his unwavering stance against what he perceives as detrimental policies and practices under the Rajapaksha leadership.

5) Exemplary Record as Minister for Power and Energy:

Kumaratunge underscored Ranawaka's achievements as the Minister for Power and Energy, citing his successful track record in implementing effective policies in the energy sector. Ranawaka's accomplishments in this capacity have garnered him respect and recognition, adding a practical dimension to his political career.

As Sri Lanka gears up for the 2024 Presidential election, Chandrika Kumaratunge's endorsement of Champika Patali Ranawaka injects new energy into the political discourse, setting the stage for a dynamic and closely contested electoral battle. The coming months will witness how this endorsement shapes the political landscape and influences the choices of voters across the nation.

-By A Special Correspondent

by     (2024-01-02 18:39:46)

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