Sajith to offer Ranil national list seat if he agree’s to heart

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Opposition Leader, Sajith Premadasa, who on Wednesday registered a new political alliance to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections, said would offer UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe a national list seat if he agrees to settle the ongoing rift between them and contest under the new 'Heart symbol', senior UNP members told Daily Mirror yesterday.

The offer is likely to be made when the two leaders meet today, to attempt to reach a settlement.

The Daily Mirror learns that the United National Party, is on the verge of splitting, with members loyal to Wickremesinghe stating that they would only contest under the Elephant symbol, while Sajith's faction is confident that members will defect from Ranil and contest the upcoming general elections under the new Heart symbol.

"It is not possible for Ranil Wickremesinghe or any of his members to contest under any other than the Elephant symbol. We are in fact contemplating to remove these members who have registered under the Heart symbol from the UNP," a senior UNP MP close to the former Prime Minister said.

However, Sajith's faction said they would not deviate from the new Heart symbol and would contest without Ranil Wickremesinghe and his members if they do not agree.

"No one from the UNP now wants to contest under Ranil. He will be isolated if he does not agree to Sajith's proposal," said a Sajith loyalist.

A senior UNP MP said this rift is likely to make Ranil leading the UNP separately in the upcoming parliamentary elections. (JAMILA HUSAIN)

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  • mnsmart Thursday, 13 February 2020 08:26 AM

    We don't want people like Ranil in the parliament

    Jude Thursday, 13 February 2020 09:36 AM

    SAJITH!! Distance yourselves from Ranil, that guy worse than Coronavirus !!! YEAH !!

    ara Thursday, 13 February 2020 03:34 PM

    well said lol

    CHULANI Thursday, 13 February 2020 10:38 PM

    Ranil was in by-gone days - the "Father" figure to a lot of these UNPers.....now back stabbing Ranil... Hello Ranil....do the same to them....

    CHULANI Thursday, 13 February 2020 10:38 PM

    Ranil was in by-gone days - the "Father" figure to a lot of these UNPers.....now back stabbing Ranil... Hello Ranil....do the same to them....

    Neil Friday, 14 February 2020 01:09 AM

    I suggest Sajith to offer Ranil a place at the Borella cemetery.

    roshan samarathunga Friday, 14 February 2020 04:23 AM

    Another family affair. We need someone who can think for the people. We need to limit retirement age for politicians to55. And must have minimum standards of education

    parakum Friday, 14 February 2020 05:08 AM

    Ask Ranil


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