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UNP to decide on next move after SC verdict

7 December 2018 01:23 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The UNP will decide on its next course of action including the likelihood of a secret ballot to select a candidate for the premiership after the Supreme Court delivers its Judgment today, with regard to the petition filed against the dissolution of Parliament, Party Spokesman Harin Fernando said yesterday.

Mr. Fernando was responding to reports that the UNF was preparing to have a secret ballot to decide on a suitable person to take over the Premiership.

“We will decide on the next course of action only after the Supreme Court delivers its judgment on the dissolution of Parliament today,” he said.

“We will have to think of our next move especially if an election is going to be held,” he added.

President Maithriapala Sirisena on Tuesday said current leader of UNP Ranil Wickremeisnghe will not be appointed as the Prime Minister even if all 225 MPs tell him to do so. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 14

  • FOUZI Friday, 07 December 2018 05:02 AM

    UNP's decision to elect the nominee for Premiership by secret ballot is an admirable and most democratic move, as this will show to the voters UNP's belief in upholding democracy, at this crucial juncture.But the President's declaration that he is ready to defy even if all the 225 Elected Representatives agree for one particular candidate, is beyond reason of any sane and democratic leader. Sirisena's move therefore will only lead to chaos and anarchy.

    Observer Friday, 07 December 2018 07:06 AM

    What if UNP wins again general election and insist on RW being PM can MS again dissolve parliament.

    mario Friday, 07 December 2018 12:17 PM

    Did u mean unp winns under RW leadership ?

    mickey mouse Friday, 07 December 2018 02:55 PM

    Then so be it..its democracy working as it should.

    upali Friday, 07 December 2018 07:33 AM


    Summa Friday, 07 December 2018 07:34 AM


    K. C. John Friday, 07 December 2018 07:39 AM

    Good move!

    USD Friday, 07 December 2018 07:43 AM

    I suggest as the first step change your Leader,second,give more chances to membership to make voice in the party,third,remove dictatorial powers of the leader

    cheers Friday, 07 December 2018 07:56 AM

    You guys have done enough damage to the country and to the people and Karma will come soon

    mickey mouse Friday, 07 December 2018 02:57 PM

    I think your red ticks say it all don't you :)

    alugolla Friday, 07 December 2018 12:54 PM

    I suggest as the step first change your leader.

    alugolla Friday, 07 December 2018 12:55 PM

    I suggest as the first step change your Leader

    Hik Friday, 07 December 2018 03:20 PM

    Find another Butterfly

    Soori Friday, 07 December 2018 09:42 PM

    Wonder how many butterflies are there at UNP

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