UNP will push for presidential or general election: Ranil

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Leader of the Opposition and UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said his party would now press the government to hold a presidential or a general election next year.

He said that the government was originally planning to hold a presidential election by February 2015 but had given up the idea following the recently concluded provincial council elections.

Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected UNP members of the Western and Southern Provincial Council elections at the party headquarters Sirikotha, Mr. Wickremesinghe said the time had come for politicians to think of people rather than their preferential votes in future elections.

Stating that the people in this country were frustrated with the political parties, politicians and politics as a whole, Mr. Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that the time had come for politicians to focus more on the people’s needs.(Yohan Perera)
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  • Kiri Gamarala Monday, 07 April 2014 06:29 AM

    UNP needs a push to emerge as a strong political party. Contesting elections is a secondary matter.

    Saranath Sunday, 06 April 2014 03:55 PM

    Master blaster in action... via DM Android App

    nifaadh Sunday, 06 April 2014 03:58 PM

    rnt u suppose to go to the states.... via DM Android App

    Kamal Raj Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:02 PM

    Election walata salli godaak viyadam karanne aparaade kiyala oya katinma needa kiuwe ????

    RoaringCreek Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:33 AM

    It was the JVP and the General that got the votes from the SLFP and UNP. The UNP lost the last election. What is this man talking about? Living in a fools paradise.

    Azee Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:35 PM

    Ranil is talking about frustation ? He doesn't know that he is the cause of all the frustation in the UNP. via DM Android App

    jank Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:18 PM

    looser.... via DM Android App

    Bhoja Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:20 PM

    Hey SUDU u r still here but you date with Obama ryt

    irvi Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:24 PM

    It is not a problem when start the election until ranil resign the UNP via DM Android App

    teda Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:37 PM

    did Royce take his oaths ? via DM Android App

    Suq Madique Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:24 AM

    Why? So you can lose another election?

    Kumudu Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:29 AM

    What we need is constitute change. Presidental powers remove. Appoint police commision, bribary and indipendant election commision. Who can win power to do all this in UNP

    Ponna Peruma Monday, 07 April 2014 12:31 PM

    Before pushing for Presidential Election why not PUSH for election of officials under secret ballot in the UNP. via DM iPad app

    don charles Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:44 AM

    Why waste money when we already know the result.

    Ken Sunday, 06 April 2014 05:21 PM

    Apahu nanna wage.... via DM Android App

    R.R.Rohan Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:54 AM

    people are fed up with politicians like you. you need to understand that first.

    boston Sunday, 06 April 2014 12:04 PM

    Are you going to contest in a presidential election?

    Be Fair Sunday, 06 April 2014 12:05 PM

    have it MIT, then you will/can win.
    We have been waiting too long for you to win

    Hussein M S M Sunday, 06 April 2014 12:27 PM

    SODA BOTALE ERIYA BUNG

    Ammaa Sunday, 06 April 2014 01:22 PM

    Yes you are good, problem now people dont like you, you dont know how to win the people, you van rule, but you cant win. So pls pls resign Then expect good change

    dutugemunu1 Sunday, 06 April 2014 01:35 PM

    Before that your house should be in in order.

    rosebud Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:13 PM

    What???!!! So you could lose another election? Man, you have already beaten your own record on that subject! via DM Android App

    Devaka Monday, 07 April 2014 04:53 AM

    Lose and lose again and again......

    kiribath Sunday, 06 April 2014 03:21 PM

    And HE will make sure that the UNP will not win.

    Jai Abeywickrema Monday, 07 April 2014 05:17 AM

    Ranil wake up.u are having a dream via DM Android App

    Nihal Monday, 07 April 2014 01:06 AM

    Ranil . Please try to find MY 370 to fly US

    Shane Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:43 PM

    Your a big joke in politics, you will never ever win any election so retire.

    Devapriya mendis Monday, 07 April 2014 01:25 AM

    You mean after his handlers in CIA BRIEFS him on finer points of regime change similar us/eu war mongers sponsored events in Egypt Ukraine etc?

    sunil Sunday, 06 April 2014 10:26 PM

    To lose again? via DM Android App

    Politikka Monday, 07 April 2014 11:07 AM

    Day dreams of a silly man going off his rockers. Have pity on him for his Powerphobia. via DM iPad app

    max Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:34 AM

    still you are not ready for the elctions.organize the party well,disclose the solutions,teach capitalism to general public.


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