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A faction of the United National Party (UNP) is said to be opposed to a snap parliamentary election next year.

This comes in the wake of UNP National Organiser and Minister, Navin Dissanayake having said he had proposed to the party leadership to prepare for a snap general election after April next year.

However, some UNP MPs are not in favour of this proposal and instead are demanding a snap presidential election. According to the Constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena can declare a snap presidential election after he completes four years in office on January 8, 2019, so as to seek a fresh mandate for a second term. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Jude Friday, 28 December 2018 07:53 AM

    You guys missed the boat!!?? Yeah, after Black Friday 26th October, should've gone for General elections!!!??

    Sri lankan Friday, 28 December 2018 08:23 AM

    Yes the country needs a Presidential election!! Pls work for it!

    Pradeep Friday, 28 December 2018 08:23 AM

    You will lose badly.Antha parajaya in your languageThe people want their development and their King back

    MODA BURUWA Friday, 28 December 2018 02:31 PM

    You mean KING KONG ! .

    Unchikun Friday, 28 December 2018 08:54 AM

    A man on a mission, Can not be trussed.

    pradeep Friday, 28 December 2018 08:54 AM

    don't hold elections to fulfill personal agenda at the expense and inconvenience of the common man.It is the Presidential election that is due first.

    Chari Friday, 28 December 2018 09:07 AM

    A General Election is the need of the hour at the earliest. Parties must unite and decide for the sake of the Country and its People.

    Dhammika Friday, 28 December 2018 09:40 AM

    UNP will never WIN any election under RW leadership ! .

    Mario Friday, 28 December 2018 09:40 AM

    The SLPP will no doubt support you. If you are not afraid of polls, give the 2/3rds and proceed. If you are afraid, say so clearly.

    Martin Milton Friday, 28 December 2018 11:54 AM

    I believe the people of Sri Lanka would very much favour BOTH elections. The timing is what needs to be addressed. If the Presidential election comes first - so be it. MM

    GH Friday, 28 December 2018 01:12 PM

    Because UNPers know they will lose the election.

    Naman Friday, 28 December 2018 01:47 PM

    I do not think UNP will win a snap election especially under Ranil.W. The UNP needs to get a change in Leadership now and a cabinet reshuffle with only 30 capable Cabinet Ministers who can produce tangible changes to the country. UNP should get all the progressives together and get the 20th Constitution passed. They should speed up the criminal cases [ murders etc] of the past 15 years.

    L.Perera Friday, 28 December 2018 02:39 PM

    Those who think they will not loose will be ready to face the voters at any time. Only the guilty are afraid.

    Lalith Friday, 28 December 2018 07:23 PM

    UNP betrayers will be kicked out this time. That is why you do not want the election.


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