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)
PoPo Friday, 19 June 2015 12:36
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.
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yaha paluwa Saturday, 20 June 2015 10:35
UNP break away from MS to break SLFP into two after the election they will join together
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Waco Sunday, 21 June 2015 10:17
If Rajitha leads the team UNP will win. With RW UNP Wll sink.
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Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 19 June 2015 14:15
Mm. The elephant is going to come in triumphantly
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Isha Friday, 19 June 2015 14:26
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Mohamed Friday, 19 June 2015 14:57
UNP has to form alliance with minority parties if they wishes to get simple majority in Parliament.
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Sikuru Friday, 19 June 2015 14:59
Ranil is cunning and he must have a plan, he has a lot of intellectuals to back him as well
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Sikuru Friday, 19 June 2015 16:37
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
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palitha Friday, 19 June 2015 16:47
This will take UNP back to opposition. What percentage will they get from the 6.2 million at the presidential election.
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Liswom Friday, 19 June 2015 19:28
90 - 95% if you know the basics of Sri Lankan politics.
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Mohamed Friday, 19 June 2015 20:56
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.
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southpaw Friday, 19 June 2015 18:13
Make way for the Elephants !
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palle Friday, 19 June 2015 20:00
I appreciate the guts, though it is highly unlikely for them to win.
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de silva Saturday, 20 June 2015 09:32
It will be the miracle if they got 50 seats with the present leader.
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