The election campaign of common presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena commenced today with a rally in his own electorate polonnaruwa.
He was given rousing welcome when he arrived in polonnaruwa yesterday afternoon. United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe, Former Minister Dr. Rajitthe Senaratne, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya, UNP Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake and UNP National Organizer Daya Gamage were among the other politicians present.
Maithripala Sirisena met Buddhist priests and sought their blessings before the rally started. Banners carrying the portraits of D.D.Senanayake and SWRD Bandaranaike and sayings- Our Country, As One Field, Under one sky- were displayed.