The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has announced that it did not have a deal with any other presidential candidate.

There have been media reports that independent presidential candidate M.L.A.M. Hizbullah was to support the candidature of SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The news started to circulate after former Minister S.B. Dissanayake told reporters that Hizbullah’s votes will be added to Rajapaksa’s votes.

However, SLPP member, MP Namal Rajapaksa posted a message on his Facebook on Saturday (12) evening saying the SLPP presidential candidate had not reached any political deal with other presidential candidates.

“We have no need to do that,” Namal Rajapaksa said. He also said that reaching such an agreement was illegal under election laws.