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The United National Party (UNP) has appointed its leadership council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya, who will be in charge of the party’s campaign for the general election this year, party sources said today.

Mr. Jayasuriya when contacted by the Daily Mirror said he was asked to play a major role in the campaign for the forthcoming election. Therefore he said that he will not contest the election this year but would probably enter Parliament through the national list

Meanwhile, several members who were included in the national list in the 2010 general election will contest from district lists. These include Joseph Michael Perera from the Gampaha District, Eran Wickramaratne and Dr. Harsha de Silva from the Colombo District and R. Yogarajan from the Nuwara Eliya District.

Also the party had decided to shift some of the candidates who contested from one particular district last year to another in this year’s election. One of those major shifts is Ranjan Ramanayake who confirmed that he will contest from the Gampaha District where contested the 2010 general election from the same District as well.

The newcomers, Upul Santha Sannagala who will contest from the Colombo District while former Police spokesman Preshantha Jayakodi is expected to contest from the Gampaha District.

In another development, Uva Province Chief Minister Harin Fernando had confirmed that will contest from the Badulla District. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 9

  • edwardtheophilus Monday, 29 June 2015 06:53 AM

    UNP policies are harmful to Sri Lanka, they are not like JR, these people are creating problem to the country. Past six months they reined the progress of the country. Who is going to vote for them.

    Mojo Monday, 29 June 2015 07:03 AM

    Prepare for battle with Rajapaksas and his racist clans, Show they no mercy and keep fighting till the end of their regime from arising!

    Sikuru Monday, 29 June 2015 07:16 AM

    Sannasgala is a nightmare for out other tuition master Bandula, Preshantha Jayakodi was a honest policemen and his skills will be useful for the country

    Ryan Monday, 29 June 2015 09:05 AM

    UNP is a dead political party, only a handful of people are there and maximum votes they get this time is 2.5 million

    jeff Monday, 29 June 2015 09:06 AM

    How efficient is Karu?. late Premadasa, Mahknda and Chandrika are very good organizers. UNP need someone in this caliber.

    Ryan Monday, 29 June 2015 09:12 AM

    Arjun Mahendran has left the country and would return only after election

    Sikuru Monday, 29 June 2015 10:32 AM

    in the past 6months corrupt politicians faced the law ,relations with not just china but west and india were updated ,50000 houses for the poor were build etc.

    Sikuru Monday, 29 June 2015 10:34 AM

    Has MR fallen this low to spread false rumors like this?

    willowsd Monday, 29 June 2015 03:07 PM

    go go go UNP now or never, teach these rogues a GOOD LESSON.

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