Popular Actor Kaml Addararachchi said today he decided not to contest at the general elections so as to make way for those who crossed over to the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) considering the latest political developments.
He was billed to contest on the UNP ticket from the Gampaha District and said he opted to step down to allow party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to accommodate the front-line politicians who had crossed over.
Mr. Addararachchi said he was not disappointed by his decision because it was in the larger interest of the party. He said he was offered a slot in a rural district but had declined that offer. (Yohan Perera)