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UNP WC majority wants elephant symbol

Swan, telephone symbols ruled out

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UNP working committee meeting ended without a final decision with a majority wanting to contest the general election under the elephant symbol whilst Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa demanding that MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara as the General Secretary of the party if the party and the alliance to go with the elephant.

UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the majority decided to contest under the elephant. "Majority of the working committee members wanted to contest under the elephant symbol," he said.

Several other MPs said three symbols were considered with party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and others wanting the elephant symbol and MP Kabir Hashim proposing that UNP and the alliance should contest under the telephone symbol. Swan symbol also have been considered.

MP Lakshman Kiriella said UNP will sign an agreement with the Samagi Jana Balawegaya. "We are not against the alliance and that is why it was proposed that UNP will sign a pact with it," he said.

MP Sujeewa Senasinghe said the alliance will go ahead with the launch tomorrow(2) even without a symbol. "We will have the launch today even without a symbol. Anyone can participate in it," he said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • Devinda Uduwara Monday, 02 March 2020 01:48 AM

    What's the condition Sajith Premadasa is now claiming before the WC while all of them consent ELEPHANT? No acid tests are ethical!

    Ram Monday, 02 March 2020 01:50 AM

    As long as RW is the leader of UNP he will do everything possible to prevent any other person winning for the party. This rogue elephant must go

    cheers Monday, 02 March 2020 05:16 AM

    For all UNP'S it will be good if you can have the buffalo as your symbol because ranil and sajith both along with other does not have a head and 17th November proved it by people

    Rajitha Monday, 02 March 2020 06:00 AM

    Sajith is not perfect but he is what will garner the most votes for UNP. The party needs to represent peoples's wishes. It's time for Ranil to step down. A new constitution must be formed taking away its dictatorial rules. If anyone need to contest against the Sajith's leadership they can then do that as well later.

    Ralahamy Monday, 02 March 2020 06:26 AM

    Everyone is a spokesman, for a party that has a bleak future and failure staring them in the face. Everyone with a hammer to nail the coffin. They don't realize that they too go into the political grave.

    Andrew Silva Monday, 02 March 2020 06:32 AM

    Now the UNP is a laughing stock. Pau- Aney.

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