Reducing 4.1 million of votes the opposition received across the island to 2.5 million votes in the upcoming genera election is not that difficult, says the Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa.
He made these comments addressing an awareness programme held for officials of the Independent Teacher Trade Union Association of Gampaha District in Kadawatha yesterday.
“Based on the current political situation in the country, either the majority of UNP votes will be cast for us or they will not be cast at all. The UNP got only 2.5 million at the Provincial Council polls. Therefore we will definitely go back to the Provincial Council system.
“This is because the TNA has split in the North and East. Furthermore I believe there are signs of them moving away from the South. Therefore I think there will be an even bigger reduction,” said Basil Rajapaksa.