Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has stated that the Joint Opposition would contest the next election under the Flower Bud symbol of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. Persons and organizations that are like minded would join.
He was addressing an electoral organizer's meeting in the Deniyaya area. Former JVP MP for the Matara District Premasiri Manage was also present at this event.
He went on that they were awaiting the holding of polls to show the support they have among the masses. Then the government will realize that it is losing its base.