National Elections-UNP will take vital decisions soon: Akila

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The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee will soon take vital decisions with regard to the national elections that are due in 2019 and 2020, Party General Secretary and Minister, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday.

He said this at a ceremony held at the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya headquarters in Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte to mark the 112th birth anniversary of former president J.R. Jayewardene.

“The UNP is keen to see that the next head of state is a nominee of the party," the minister said and added that the joint opposition candidate for the next presidential election will not pose a challenge to the party no matter who he or she would be.

“It will not matter whether the presidential candidate selected by the JO is a Rajapaksa or somebody else,” the minister said.

He said the UNP would emerge victorious at the national elections as it is currently in office.

Paying a glowing tribute to former president Jayewardene, the minister said the late leader was a man who had a broad vision of the future. “The way Mr. Jayewardene handled a crisis and his patience is a great lesson for young politicians. He was a man who kept himself updated with the changing world,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Unchikun Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:22 AM

    The UNP has a charismatic leader and he is the one that has to be the presidential candidate. Of course his buddy MR will love this.

    Ravi Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:39 AM

    pass the gay bill in the parliament.

    ANTON Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:43 AM

    WE ARE EXPECTING DEVELOPMENT PLANING, THEY ARE DOING ELECTION PLANING......

    Jude Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:03 AM

    Yeah, Facing the Elections is very very Vital !! And it's Not going to be a Walk in the Park!!!??

    Saman Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:13 AM

    Has Election commission shifted to Sirikotha recently?

    Don Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:21 AM

    Living in a Foold Paradise.Could not even get 33% in last Feb elections when Pohottuwa got 45%.Still confident of winning.May be hire a person who can do miraclesYou will get decimated and will be less than 25%

    TONY Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:51 AM

    IF UNP IS TO WIN THE NEXT ELECTIONS THE ENTIRE MEMBER SHIP SHOULD REFRAIN FROM GOING PUBLIC ABOUT REFORMS AND OR ATTACK THE LEADER. THE PEOPLE ARE TAKING WHAT YOU SAY SERIOUSLY AND GET A BAD IMPRESSION ABOUT THE PARTY AND WILL BE RELUCTANT TO VOTE FOR UNP. IF REFORMS ARE NECESSARY DO IT WELL BEFORE TIME

    Paul Tuesday, 18 September 2018 09:56 AM

    Yeah, not to have elections at all.

    Sunil Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:14 AM

    The great vision of your late leader was to turn the country to a mass killing field throughout its length and breadth, a feat he accomplished astoundingly well having come to power promising a “dharmishta” , or just, society. As for the forthcoming elections that you are talking about, the JO will certainly not pose a threat to the UNP. It will achieve a landslide victory as no other party had done before, because you and your present leader, too, are following in the footsteps of your late leader and have turned “yahapalanaya” to “yamapalanaya”, a task in which you, too, have excelled.

    somapala Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:26 PM

    You are just writing bull shit about JR. efore he came to pwer your parents had to wail in a quarter mile queue in every morning to buy a loaf of bread.

    Harini Tuesday, 18 September 2018 07:17 PM

    You are so right. Now we can't even afford bread. Will have to stand in line to die.

    vid Tuesday, 18 September 2018 05:40 PM

    From the time UNP came to power, they've still been deciding and taking vital decisions. But No concrete decisions made yet! Nonsense!

    Dhammika Tuesday, 18 September 2018 05:54 PM

    KEEP DREAMING YOUNG MAN , WAIT TILL THE ELECTIONS AND ITS RESULTS . YOU WILL ONLY SEE STARS DURING DAY TIME .

    Citizen Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:05 PM

    Only vital decision needed: change your leader

    Harini Tuesday, 18 September 2018 07:18 PM

    Or pack up all the money you've made in three years and go home?

    Ceylon Tuesday, 18 September 2018 07:40 PM

    Vital decisions only when election is nearby ???.


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