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“Presidential race is a battle between democracy and autocracy” – UNP
27 Nov, 2014 13:51:05
Nov 27, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka main opposition United National Party (UNP) said that the forthcoming presidential election is a battle between democracy and autocracy.
“This presidential race is a battle between democracy and autocracy,” UNP said this issuing a statement short while ago.

“Between corruption and good governance. Between the rule of law and impunity,”

“It will decide whether Sri Lankans will enjoy peace with dignity and equality or peace of the conquered and oppressed.”

Prsiedent Mahinda Rajapaksa governed Sri Lanka about nine years and Sri Lanka defeated Tamil tiger separatists under his leadership.

“The election before us therefore is not merely about choosing the next president. There is a much greater choice that faces the voter in January 2015,” UNP said in a statement.

“The regime of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decreed that this electoral battle will be fought between the forces that stand for democracy and freedom and those that seek to push Sri Lanka into the black hole of dictatorship and oppression. So vile, so destructive has been his nine year tenure in office,”

“Sri Lanka's political opposition, led by the United National Party is seeking systemic change at this election,”

“Nine years of the Rajapaksa family and its nepotism and corruption has taught us all deep lessons about the way this nation is governed. It has taught us that systems can ruin individuals and individuals can bring an entire country to the brink of ruination,”

“The Opposition in this election will therefore, include all of the forces that stand against Rajapaksa rule.”

UNP decided to support former general secretary of the Sri Lanka freedom party Maithripala Sirisena as their presidential candidate, on last week.

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