Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Vimukthi & Chaturika to contest
Vimukthi Kumaratunga, the son of former president Chandrika Kumaratunga and Chaturika Sirisena, a daughter of incumbent Maithripala Sirisena, are to contest the upcoming general election on the SLFP ticket, according to SLM.
The ex-president has given her blessings for her son to enter politics, and together with requests by Bandaranaike loyalists, Vimukthi is reconsidering his decision never to do politics.
A veterinary surgeon, he has also decided to open a modern animal hospital in Sri Lanka.
Chaturika served as the chief attendant of the wife of the Bhutanese prime minister during his recent visit to the island.
However, president Sirisena told a recent public rally in Polonnaruwa that he had no intention of bringing his three children or siblings to politics.