UNP empowers Ranil to decide

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The United National Party (UNP) today unanimously empowered its National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to decide whether to contest as the presidential candidate or to agree to the fielding of a common candidate. 

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  • DG Friday, 21 November 2014 01:07 PM

    Common candidate means guaranteed winning streak. You go along means once again confirmed defeat beside end of your political carrier Mr.Ranil Wickramasinghe. Think wise before comment!

    ananda Friday, 21 November 2014 01:08 PM

    Common candidate should be from UNP and most suitable is Ranil

    KHAP Dayaratne Friday, 21 November 2014 01:19 PM

    Common candidate should be from opposition. Not for SLFPer who cross over last minute without take any risk. Best option is Karu

    Imtias Friday, 21 November 2014 01:20 PM

    The most suitable common candidate is Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe.

    past results Friday, 21 November 2014 01:33 PM

    then again we may have to suffer. party will not win we should learn from the past election results

    mohamed Friday, 21 November 2014 01:34 PM

    common candidate should be KARU he is the one can trust by all communities

    gamini Friday, 21 November 2014 01:36 PM

    Let the Common Candidte and President post to Maithree. You become powerfull Prime Minister thats what all want. via DM Android App

    reienzy Friday, 21 November 2014 03:24 PM

    Ranil is better in a way as he never abandoned the ship.A gentleman and a person nothing to do with corruption.Maithree waited till now to talk about corruption and abuse of power with the same government serving as a senior minister.So if all cross over then who is to be blamed for corruption.And why did he keep mum on all these abuses for last ten years?I wonder how naive the people are to think that all these politicians are good and not corrupted forgetting that they after perks and power.Once they feel that their party could be defeated they cross over to keep their posts and perks under a new government and cheat people by saying " we crossed over because we want to serve people".Simply pathetic!

    Maya Friday, 21 November 2014 03:25 PM

    This time the common candidate should be the one who gets alienated minority votes too.It is unlikely minorities will vote incumbent and so Ranil may be best choice as he can get all but 28% of the national voters from minorities alone.

    willows Friday, 21 November 2014 03:27 PM

    RW is the best and clean politician we have at the moment.

    neil Friday, 21 November 2014 01:42 PM

    Karu is not reliable at all. He gave MR regime the votes to enjoy two third. MR sent him back to disrupt the UNP

    Never Friday, 21 November 2014 01:45 PM

    Karu - No

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 21 November 2014 01:48 PM

    Remember Karu was part of the Pakse Regime. When he noticed he was sidelined, he jumped back into UNP. Therefore this guy has no ethics or principles. Ranil is a gentlemen and one of the greatest foxes. If he had been in power instead of MR, today Praba would be exiled (similar to Idi Amin), war crimes would not have taken place thus no UN investigation and the Tamil problem would have been amicably settled according to international standards.

    Nimal Dissanayake Friday, 21 November 2014 01:52 PM

    Ranil Should let go of his ego and his wishful thiniking and give way to Karu or to Maithri and consider a dark Horse (Mare Eh!) Shirani Bandaranayake

    Sam Friday, 21 November 2014 01:56 PM

    You will not be the common candidate.after removing the executive power, you are the primeminister in SL.

    chandran-kandy Friday, 21 November 2014 08:54 PM

    you are a unwise man.....Ranil is a good leaer

    JRDW Friday, 21 November 2014 02:04 PM

    Common Candidate should be Mervin Silva he is the most suitable :)

    mrf Friday, 21 November 2014 02:13 PM

    Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe is only one , who have good leadership capability Mrs,Kumaraduga know that also , success is depend on time and people behind him he can win

    amara Friday, 21 November 2014 02:34 PM

    Maithree is the best choice. He would abolish executive presidency. Good government will setup with Ranil.

    Duba Friday, 21 November 2014 04:14 PM

    We need Ranil as common candidate he simply accepted his defeat many times and types of criticism against him but This time people will accept him as true leader of our mother land with all parties together. via DM Android App

    dcn Friday, 21 November 2014 02:44 PM

    Common candidate should be from UNP and that is Karu who should be.He is the most suitable and acres listing choiceHe will fill the short term assignment to effect changes to the constitution including reinstatement of 17th amendmentand depart honourably when these are achieved.any others may not do so and may continue with the existing constitution and the innocent public played out again.

    tony Saturday, 22 November 2014 05:41 PM

    RW IS A GENTLEMAN NOT GOOD FOR POLITICS A POLITICAL LOOSER. LACKS PR AND MOVING ABOUT WITH COMMON MAN. THEREFOR, CANNOT RISK HIM TO FACE MR AND DEFEAT HIM

    chris O Friday, 21 November 2014 04:44 PM

    Dream on. War would still be ongoing, lives being lost every day and we the citizens would be footing the bill for the war!


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