Symbol for common candidate under discussion


The parties, supporting common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena, are now looking for a symbol under which to contest the presidential election, political sources said yesterday.  

Although they believe that he should contest under the ‘Ape Jathika Peramuna’ banner the opposition political parties are averse to the use of a ‘mobile phone’ as its symbol because it would not be something the masses could relate to.

A decision in this regard will be taken by tomorrow after consulting all the parties supporting the candidacy of Mr. Sirisena.