( November 21, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena has been named as the presidential candidate of the political parties of the united opposition say reports.
Minister Sirisena has agreed to be the common candidate.
After a series of discussions carried out with Minister Maithripala Sirisena for a long time the UNP and other opposition political parties have come to an agreement.
With the resignation of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena several ministers have decided to resign from the government. A very reliable source states many more ministers would resign during the election campaign in support of Mr. Sirisena.