Single national list slot - UNP to decide on Monday

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While saying it was unlikely that UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe would enter Parliament through the party's single national list slot, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday the party would decide on Monday as to who will be nominated to fill the slot.

Former UNP MP Vajira Abeywardene said the UNP did not have a tradition of sending defeated candidates to Parliament through the national list. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • Saajidhx Saturday, 08 August 2020 10:11 PM

    If RW comes through the National list it will be the most disgraceful event in Srilankan politics. Better learn from the mistakes of protecting the R'paksa's and AM. Remember if you sleep with dogs you wake up with fleas. The most intellectual person I've known but ego paved your way towards utter failure. However, you still can make a comeback.

    Lakshman Saranatissa De silva Abeywikreme Wijayanayaka Saturday, 08 August 2020 11:26 PM

    People will realise Ranil Wikremasinghe's value in the not too distant future .UNP will rise ,like a phoenix from the ashes.All SJB pundits who talk big and insult their former leader now,were silent ,when he was given a fresh mandate at the Party convention last year,when the leader was decent enough to hold Mrs.Premadasa's hand and propose her son's name as the Presidential candidate.The leader was given a fresh term by a unanimous decision at that large gathering.So, why are they shouting now?It is very clear to any genuine UNPer that this is a grand conspiracy and there is more to it than meets the eye.

    FF Saturday, 08 August 2020 11:31 PM

    ALL CANDIDATES LOST THE ELECTIONS. THERE IS NO ONE SUITABLE TO FILL THE NATIONAL LIST OTHER THAN A LOST CANDIDATE. HOW UNFORTUNATE. SEE WHAT MY3 CAN DO TO A STRONG PARTY. THIS IS THE SECOND PARTY THAT HE HAS DESTROYED

    dickie bird Saturday, 08 August 2020 11:47 PM

    John Amaratunge.

    Mohan Saturday, 08 August 2020 11:59 PM

    What is here to decide, give it to anyone other than Ranil

    Roshan samarathunga Sunday, 09 August 2020 12:58 AM

    Yes you need to put RW retirement list who ruined the country his party.

    Demuni Uduwara Sunday, 09 August 2020 01:10 AM

    Appoint Palitha Thevarapperuma who is best choice and have aptitude to parallel known set of the Parliament.

    Andrew Silva Sunday, 09 August 2020 06:24 AM

    UNP has been fighting each other for months, they have put on the gloves again to choose one to be sent to the parliament. Who will be the lucky dip pick.

    Odin Sunday, 09 August 2020 07:11 AM

    Who knows, Ranil might gate crash!!!


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