Political crisis within UNP pm- sajith meet to iron out differences harsha to act as go- between

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By Kelum Bandara

In the backdrop of a brewing political crisis, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held talks with Minister Sajith Premadasa for one and half hours at Temple Trees on Thursday evening to find a way out, a party official said. 

 

  •  UNP Legal Secretary Nissanka Nanayakkara said the party constitution  does not provide for nomination of the presidential candidate until the  elections are declared by the EC
  • The discussion was not on that, but how to select the candidate. It is a discussion based on data and facts on the ground

 

Mr. Premadasa took time off from a function at a temple in Embilipitiya and rushed to Colombo for a meeting convened by the Prime Minister,  accompanied by Non-Cabinet Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva. Minister Rajitha Senaratne was with the Prime Minister.   


Dr. de Silva said there was cordial, open discussion on the current situation, and called it a positive meeting.   


Asked whether the Prime Minister agreed to nominate Mr. Premadasa as the candidate, he replied, “The discussion was not on that, but how to select the candidate. It is a discussion based on data and facts on the ground.”   


Dr. de Silva said he would play the role of go between in resolving the internal crisis. The meeting that started at 9.30 p.m. lasted till 11.00 p.m.   


Mr. Premadasa has already spelled out that he will contest the presidential election no matter what. On Thursday, UNP Legal Secretary Nissanka Nanayakkara said the party constitution does not provide for nomination of the presidential candidate until the elections are declared by the Election Commission. 

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 UNP Legal Secretary Nissanka Nanayakkara said the party constitution  does not provide for nomination of the presidential candidate until the  elections are declared by the EC

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  • Dilansha Nethmi Tuesday, 03 September 2019 05:23 PM

    Ranil is the destroyer of the UNITED National Party

    Francis Saturday, 07 September 2019 06:25 PM

    He is coming forward to split UNP votes in favour of o GOTA. Shameless bastard who destroyed the country Still want to come and ruin the balance with Rsjapaksas


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