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Some UNP MPs want Sajith as PM candidate

13 November 2018 08:16 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A group of UNP MPs have reportedly warned that they would not contest the general election unless there were sweeping changes in the party hierarchy.

Some young MPs such as Harin Fernando said this at a meeting held in the aftermath of the dissolution of Parliament.

In such a scenario there is a move to nominate MP Sajith Premadasa as the UNP's Prime Ministerial candidate. However, Mr. Premadasa continues to remain non-committal on this matter.

  Comments - 25

  • nsathees Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:25 AM

    If UNP want to be relevant in SL politics, they should change the leadership.

    Islander Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:26 AM

    Only some dont want him as PM candidate and we all know who they are

    Rohantha Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:33 AM

    It is too early for Sajith . Karu should be the prime ministrial candidate. Sajith should be given a frontline ministry related to the country economy. Then he could prove himself n be a confident prime ministrial candidate for the next election .

    Tilak Tuesday, 13 November 2018 03:28 PM

    Karu? The guy who took MP's and jumped to Mr side once upon a time

    Anthony Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:33 AM

    We all want a change and Ranil should step down , and hand over to Sajith for the betterment of the UNP

    Scooby Doo Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:35 AM

    RW is a person with a long vision but still considering the country situation its better to give the leadership to Sajith Premadasa so that he will get more support. RW can continue as a mentor.

    sobers Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:41 AM

    Eveyone knows and public outcry is for Sajith to be the leader. if Ranil is objecting, then it is a "Deal" with some sources. "sajith UNP wins" "Ranil UNP will very badly! so it is upto the UNP committee to decide or perish!

    johan Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:43 AM

    Yes better UNP must choose a different path if there going to be an election.Sajith can follow his father's principles and take forward the country.Ranil could be adviser to the partywith his experience.Sri Lanka has enough young peopleto takeover leadership.Old aged politicians must retire from Politics including MR and MS

    Saman Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:44 AM

    Internal conflict. Ranil will never leave the leadership. The best solution is to have a vote within the party like they do in US.

    Vernon Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:52 AM

    You need to give what the people want and not what the old cronies of UNP want. You all need to admit that you failed to bring the Yahapalanya which the people wanted.

    Unchikun Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:55 AM

    Whole of Sri Lanka knows that Ranil needs some from of power. He is satisfied being the leader of the opposition as the position carried the same perks as the PM. This type of leader need to be removed. In addition he has no charisma when he speaks and no backing at grassroot level.

    JIM Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:55 AM

    Anybody at this juncture will be a better option than RW, WAY TO GO.

    srilankan Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:58 AM

    interestingly Sri Lanka is not known of its Oscar ward wining acting. The set of parliamentarians that we have are definitely worth candidates.

    Ishan Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:00 AM

    Not only some MPs whole country need SP to be the leader.

    Jayanath Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:00 AM

    Do we need a trial and error to know what idiot Sajith is capable of?? But don’t be surprise it could happen as we know mental matuarity of our people. Then they will waste few more years with him by the time he shows what he can do! We don’t need astrologers to predict it. Do we ?

    cheers Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:02 AM

    better not to contest as you the result will be a disaster to you both and also to UNP or so called UNF. Ranil will do better anyway

    mnsmart Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:05 AM

    For UNP to move forward, it needs a change in the leadership.

    Jude Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:05 AM

    Yeah, at the opportune time Sajith Premadasa will be the Candidate for PM !!! No need to rush!!!??

    Amara Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:06 AM

    Mr. Premadasa is a man of principles. As long as RW is the party leader Mr. Premadasa will be non-committal. Only if RW officially resigns as the party leader will he commit. This is now in RWs hands. Gracefully resign or lead the country to chaos. Over to you Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe.

    NW Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:07 AM

    Yes, he will get the PM candidate position, but Ranil will the leader !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:09 AM

    If Sajith does not want to be that, then get Karu Jayasuriya but not that lousy loosing lazy Ranil again.

    thusitha Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:02 AM

    prime ministerial candidate must be Karu, at the moment not Sajith

    s.shiha Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:06 AM

    All of them expect it

    Bandara Tuesday, 13 November 2018 07:14 PM

    its good to have gamini dissanayaka's son rather than R.premadasa's son

    Concernedman Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:02 AM

    Rw shut immediately groom the next leader by giving more important ministries, so that in the future the country gets experienced leaders. SP has handled only 1 appointment as a minister, ideally he should get one or two more portfolios immediately


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