United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today certain groups had launched an organised campaign to show there was a crisis within the UNP and its allies with regard to the selection of the presidential candidate.
“The UNP will contest the presidential election under a broad alliance. An agreement has been reached on forming the alliance. According to that agreement a suitable candidate will be nominated by the UNP,” he said.
“I like to emphasise that the candidate will be selected according to the party constitution while safeguarding democratic norms and traditions and with the backing of the entire party and our allies, individuals and organisations who agree with our policies and principles to ensure victory for the selected candidate.” (Yohan Perera)