The United National Party (UNP), the main constituent of the government has decided to contest the upcoming general election under its own steam, Plantation Minister Lakshman Kiriella said.
He said the party's working committee passed a resolution to this effect this morning and had also authorised UNP Leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to take the decisions with regard to the election.
The minister said another resolution was passed asking for the withdrawal of the no-confidence motions placed on the parliament order book.
The opposition has submitted three no-confidence motions – against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe; Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Public Order Minister John Amaratunga. (Kelum Bandara)
Comments - 17
PoPo Friday, 19 June 2015 12:36 PM
This is great news. Rajitha will be the next Prime Minister. Ranil can be a minister in the cabinet, most appropriate will be "Wild Life Affairs". Once again the noble pillars at Ananda College will resonate with pride.
southpaw Friday, 19 June 2015 06:13 PM
Make way for the Elephants !
yaha paluwa Saturday, 20 June 2015 10:35 AM
UNP break away from MS to break SLFP into two after the election they will join together
Liswom Friday, 19 June 2015 07:28 PM
90 - 95% if you know the basics of Sri Lankan politics.
Mm Friday, 19 June 2015 12:52 PM
Elephant is on the verge of extinction!
palle Friday, 19 June 2015 08:00 PM
I appreciate the guts, though it is highly unlikely for them to win.
Mohamed Friday, 19 June 2015 08:56 PM
55% of votes are from UNP which is 3.8M. These are direct UNP voters. While others are 600K which are minor parties such as JVP, SLMC, ACMC, JHU etc... 1.6M votes are floating voters.
Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 19 June 2015 02:15 PM
Mm. The elephant is going to come in triumphantly
Isha Friday, 19 June 2015 02:26 PM
Mohamed Friday, 19 June 2015 02:57 PM
UNP has to form alliance with minority parties if they wishes to get simple majority in Parliament.
Sikuru Friday, 19 June 2015 02:59 PM
Ranil is cunning and he must have a plan, he has a lot of intellectuals to back him as well
ND Friday, 19 June 2015 03:56 PM
Ananda politicians are a curse for this nation
Nkkiran Sunday, 21 June 2015 07:27 AM
UNP go to suicide .
Sikuru Friday, 19 June 2015 04:37 PM
Nice to see that the haters are still hating! New intellectuals like Eran ,Harsha have created themselves a name in the 100 days, they will kick the uneducated thugs out
palitha Friday, 19 June 2015 04:47 PM
This will take UNP back to opposition. What percentage will they get from the 6.2 million at the presidential election.
de silva Saturday, 20 June 2015 09:32 AM
It will be the miracle if they got 50 seats with the present leader.
Waco Sunday, 21 June 2015 10:17 AM
If Rajitha leads the team UNP will win. With RW UNP Wll sink.
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