UNP fields new faces for elections

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Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said his party had fielded a large number of new faces as candidates for this year’s general election as it had listened to the people’s wishes. Addressing a meeting of the Party District Managers, Mr. Wickremesinghe said that the party has listened to the people of the country and was adapting to their needs.

“This election will see the UNP as the party with the largest number of new candidates. The public has said they want to throw all 225 Members of Parliament into the Diyawanna Oya. Therefore, UNP has presented the voters with new faces to choose from,” Mr Wickremesinghe said.

Wickremesinghe went on to say that the candidates put forth by the UNP was a healthy mix of professionals, youth and experienced members, all of whom were dedicated to working towards the betterment of the country. Referring to the 2019 Presidential Election, he said that both Sajith Premadasa and the JVP candidate had suffered heavy defeats at the hands of an individual who was not part of the political system.

“Public has already lost faith in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and so they have lost hope in the entire system,” he said while explaining that the UNP, the longest-serving political party in the country has experienced both victory and defeat, and they understand the necessity to adapt to the needs of the people.

The UNP leader explained that currently, the country is facing many problems, of which the only political party capable of addressing them was the UNP. He further added that while understanding the issues faced by the public, the party will put forth solutions to their problems shortly.
The UNP was founded on the principle of protecting the country, the UNP Leader stated that once again it was the responsibility of the UNP to come forth and save the country from the problems that have arisen.(Yohan Perera)

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  • ANTON Monday, 15 June 2020 09:51 AM

    WE DON'T WANT NEW FACES , WHAT WE NEED IS EDUCATED AND YOUNG BRAINS.

    ANTON Monday, 15 June 2020 09:52 AM

    FIST OF ALL CAN'T WE REPLACE YOUR FACE WITH A NEW ONE.

    Vernon Monday, 15 June 2020 09:53 AM

    What is the use? They will have no power in parliament, as they have to vote for on any matter as informed to them by you, and not according to their reasoning after listing to his voters. We are fed up of your way of governing.

    Bandu Monday, 15 June 2020 09:55 AM

    facing many problems, of which the only political party capable of addressing them was the UNP. The problems he created. they want to throw all 225 Members of Parliament into the Diyawanna Oya - starting with you and Akila and Sagala to keep you company.

    mark anandappa Monday, 15 June 2020 10:44 AM

    They had no potion but to field new faces due to the exodus of many members. The UNP ers wanted a change in leadership to regain its lost glory.

    Citizen Monday, 15 June 2020 11:10 AM

    Joker is back, you choose new faces for the peoples request or you had to choose becouse many left your party

    kmrafeek Monday, 15 June 2020 11:10 AM

    he himself outdated old face, a losing captain from 1994 to till today. we need new face in the leadership. even new faces will not work under present leader.

    Malan Monday, 15 June 2020 11:13 AM

    NEW FACES MEANS 225 DONKEYS CHANGE THE FACES APPLYING MAKE UP AND WILL BECOME MONKEYS.

    Sarana Monday, 15 June 2020 06:07 PM

    Giving us some comedic relief during these grim times.

    Kumu Monday, 15 June 2020 06:23 PM

    Of course, new faces like A.S.P. Liyanage, Hon. Mervin Silva ..etc.

    Adam Speak Monday, 15 June 2020 07:06 PM

    First Renew your face. Tired of watching anymore!!!

    Ralph Monday, 15 June 2020 07:33 PM

    Anton well said

    Roshan samarathunga Monday, 15 June 2020 07:52 PM

    Well please people don’t disrespect the immortal leader. Who got new face by wearing face mask. He must look after him self.

    harshask Monday, 15 June 2020 08:16 PM

    UNPers, if you want to save the UNP, do not give a single vote for Ranil.

    De Silva Monday, 15 June 2020 08:42 PM

    We need a new face for the leadership

    Vadivelu Yogaratnam Monday, 15 June 2020 10:48 PM

    What a waste of time, your defeat this time going to be disastrous.Stand down now go home in piece.

    CITIZEN Monday, 15 June 2020 10:50 PM

    WHERE RANIL. YOU ARE THE SAME OLD FACE. WHEN CAN WE SEE A NEW FACE AT THE TOP??? YOU CANT WIN AND YOU DONT ALLOW OTHERS ALSO TO WIN

    M.Z.M.Rizwie Wednesday, 17 June 2020 07:29 AM

    This is the end of the road for Ranil and the gangs of candidate. You have destroyed the party and the country under your weak leadership. No intelligent and educated people will support you as long as selfish and weak leadership of you.You are a 3rd grade joker.I doubt the SLPP will ever entertain you and your party to join with them.As long as you are in politics, it's a curse for our country. All Sri Lankans knows who you are.You will know the results in the coming General up coming Election.

    M.Z.M.Rizwie Wednesday, 17 June 2020 07:32 AM

    Definitely you will lose in the General Election. People like you and your gang is a curse for our country.You will exit disgracefully.


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