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* Democratic Party of Sri Lanka to support a common opposition candidate for president
Mon, Mar 31, 2014, 07:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 31, Colombo: Former Army Commander of Sri Lanka and Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka has said that his party is prepared to support a common opposition candidate at a Presidential election.

Fonseka told a news conference today that the party will support a candidate with a good track record and policies.

However, the party will not support any person who wishes to be the common candidate, Fonseka added.

"Democratic Party is ready to support a joint effort by all opposition political parties to topple the government," the former Army Commander said.

Fonseka contested as the common opposition candidate at the 2010 presidential elections and lost to the incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa by nearly 2 million votes.

According to Fonseka, his party has performed extremely well as a political party that is only about a year old and after competing with powerful and experienced political parties.

Democratic Party won two seats in the Western Provincial Council and three seats in the Southern Provincial Council at Saturday's polls.

Fonseka added that his civic rights have also been restored and that he would contest at future elections.

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