UNF ever ready for elections under legitimate Govt.: Ranil

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UNF Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said today they were agreeable to a legal election if a legitimate government was appointed in line with the Constitution.

“UNF has no reason to oppose an election if other parties agree to hold a snap poll. Therefore parties can decide on a date of an election. This can be done by a motion which is approved by a two-thirds majority. We have conveyed this to the SLPP and had told them that parties should meet and decide on what needs to be done,” he said.

Mr. Wickrmesinghe said the government should be constitutional. What we have in Sri Lanka is a Parliament-based government. No one should act like Hitler. It is only me and the UNF which could command a majority. Therefore we ask those concerned to work in accordance with the Constitution. (Yohan Perera)


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  Comments - 17

  • Unchikun Tuesday, 04 December 2018 03:26 PM

    Now I agree with you. No one should act like Hitler. I think you need to give the statement some thought.

    ANTON Tuesday, 04 December 2018 03:49 PM


    ANTON Tuesday, 04 December 2018 03:55 PM


    Chari Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:02 PM

    Ever Ready. Why were previous Elections delayed and not held. Democracy is pivotal. A General Election early 2019.

    Criminal Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:09 PM

    Im with RW on this one , You just cant hijack a government and use it's resources to manipulate voters.

    Nadaal Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:09 PM

    Ha ha haaaaaaa

    Sympathy Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:10 PM

    Current events have created a safe passage for you at the next election. But you must not go for another Bond issueand make MR and MS to criticise you.

    Lion Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:21 PM

    MS has made you stronger and your speeches are meaningful and represent the citizen of Sri Lanka.

    kamalhot1 Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:23 PM

    But we recommend you to go with Presidential election and General election together if it is feasible, we can save money and need to eradicate present one too. And wait until SC verdicts anyway.

    Dobaya Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:52 PM

    Ranil, Stop being a prick. Please step a side and allow someone else from the UNP to become the Prime Minster and break this impasse. Get the message, you are a failed Prime Mister who was sacked by two Presidents in two occasions. Save the country, Save the bloody UNP.You are a stubborn, megalomaniac, big headed fool who is taking the country down with you.The people of Sri Lanka had enough with you. It is time to rise against this dictator of the UNP as well as Sirisena.

    Banda Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:52 PM

    Elections will be soon after the first "Voxvagon" rolls out from Kuliyapitiya factory :-))))))))

    Ricky Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:52 PM

    Whatever said and done unp/unf doesn’t want you as party leader. Give some thought at least now and step aside.

    PAUL Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:57 PM

    We can't expect legitimate government under this situation

    NonResident Tuesday, 04 December 2018 07:49 PM

    One face I am very curious about is RK's! Is he using the current crisis to wriggle his way up the UNP hierarchy to commence his swindling games? Beware UNP! You have got a slight edge now and RK is opening up the abyss, don't you jump in!

    Manu Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:38 AM

    Hi Anton, it is not United Naughty Frogs it is United Neurotic Fools.

    cheers Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:22 AM

    Look at the faces it says it all

    Waco Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:54 AM

    RW, you are day dreaming , people never elect you back to Parliment. Same with My3,

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