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The United National Party (UNP) is to name its presidential candidate on Wednesday, September 25, sources close to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

They said he had ordered all UNP ministers and MPs who have gone abroad to return to the country in order to select the candidate on the planned date.

It was reported that the Prime Minister met representatives of the UNF constituent parties to finalise on the symbol of proposed National Democratic Front (NDF) and its constitution.

Civil society organisations have informed the UNF leaders that the final decision on the candidate should be made known without further delay.

Meanwhile, some in the UNP had come out with an argument that the candidate should be selected by the party’s working committee under article 91 of the UNP constitution.

They say all candidates who contested presidential election from the UNP including late President Ranasinghe Premadasa, Gamini Dissanayake and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, did so with the approval of the working committee.

UNP Legal Secretary Nissanka Nanayakara had also argued that it was the working committee which took the final decision to support President Maithirpala Sirisena in 2015 and Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was also approved by the working committee and also by the parliamentary group. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Borat Friday, 20 September 2019 01:16 PM

    Why so long. Get moving. Any more tricks up your sleeve

    Nandana Friday, 20 September 2019 02:03 PM

    RW you must go home,we don't need you any more please leave

    SAM Friday, 20 September 2019 02:03 PM

    If now for Sajith and his clout, you would have easily been thrown out of office regards to the the 52 day coup.

    Foola Friday, 20 September 2019 02:49 PM

    Portuguese you are a fool a born Portuguese fool. You have proved beyond doubts.


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