Welgama & Chamal back out of Presidential race

Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama who placed his cash deposit as an Independent candidate will not contest the presidential election.

Attorney Rajitha Kodithuwakku, a spokesman for Welgama, told reporters outside the Elections Secretariat that he would not contest the election.

Meanwhile Chamal Rajapaksa who also placed his deposit for the upcoming Presidential polls has backed out from contention.

Chamal Rajapaksa placed his deposit to contest the polls ahead of the verdict given on the court case challenging the Sri Lankan citizenship of Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

In total six candidates today who had placed their cash deposits, failed to file nominations today.

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