UNP will have nowhere to turn: SF

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United National Party (UNP) will have nowhere to turn if it continues to work in the next one and half years as they worked during the last three and half years, UNP MP Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said.

He was responding to questions raised by journalists following a meeting at the Kelaniya Divisional Secretariat on Tuesday (09).

“We admit the fact that there are shortcomings in the UNP. However, we should rectify those mistakes soon,” MP Fonseka said.

“People know what the UNP delivered and what it did not and they will decide on the fate of the party, depending on the benefits they received during the UNP administration,” he added.

When asked about the UNP presidential candidate, Field Marshal Fonseka said he had no idea as to who would become the UNP candidate and added he was not interested in it.

“I am of the opinion that the UNP should field a candidate who loves the country,” he said.

“I will get onto the stage only when a candidate who has potential to build the country is chosen for the presidential candidacy,” he added.(Lal S. Kumara)

  Comments - 9

  • Dhammika Thursday, 11 July 2019 05:56 PM

    Thank you Field Marshall for telling the truth . RW doesnt understand this simple logic ! .

    Lion Thursday, 11 July 2019 07:01 PM

    Only man in the parliament who talk straight.

    dickie bird Thursday, 11 July 2019 07:43 PM

    Only man in the Parliament who talk straight came through the back door having been chased away by the Gampaha constituents at the last general Elections.

    Mohamed Ikram Thursday, 11 July 2019 07:46 PM

    A genuine and honest personality, who loves the motherland to the core.

    Looser Thursday, 11 July 2019 08:03 PM

    Everyone got on to your stage and you lost!!!

    Chux Thursday, 11 July 2019 08:51 PM

    When he gets a ministry he will talk something else

    Rahul Thursday, 11 July 2019 11:43 PM

    Only politician in Sri Lanka history who has accomplished something. We have to go back to Rajasinhe 2 nd who defeated the Portuguese in many battles The Field Marshall loves the country and and is a straight talker

    George Harry Friday, 12 July 2019 12:06 AM

    Then why the UNP chose a TRAITOR FONSEKA who aided and abetted international world to intervene in SL's internal affairs, after WHITE-FLAG ISSUE.

    lion Friday, 12 July 2019 08:08 AM

    Decki Bird dear, just take all these 225 in the den enjoying their life to the hilt. Only this man can boast for serving the country even sacrificing his life while others ran out of the country submitting bogus medical reports.


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