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The main opposition UNP is in the process of devising a secret plan to ensure victory at the next presidential election, the party’s Elections Affairs Secretary Talatha Athukorala said today.

Ms. Athukorala came out with this statement in response to a question raised by journalists at a media briefing held at UNP headquarters Sirikotha on the two contrasting statements that have been made by Party General Secretary Tissa Attanayake and MP Ajith P Perera. Mr. Attanayake was reported saying recently that UNP national leader Ranil Wickremesinghe would be the candidate while Mr. Perera had been quoted as saying that party would field a common candidate. “We will devise a plan cautiously and reveal it to people at the right time. We will not reveal the name of our candidate right now,” she said.

Ms. Athukorala stressed that the Bribery Commission should play an active role at future elections by monitoring as to how much candidates spent on their election campaigns. She made this point alleging that one candidate of the recent Uva provincial council election had spent Rs 12,000 for each and every preferential vote he obtained. This sum she alleged had been released from the Treasury for this particular candidate.

Meanwhile, UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara alleged that five senior SPs including police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana were to be given promotions prior to the presidential election. He alleged that some of them would even be ruling party candidates at the next general election. (Yohan Perera and Chaturanga Pradeep)


  Comments - 25

  • Chandran Friday, 03 October 2014 12:27 AM

    Throats is it going to be computer jilmart?

    Sanga Friday, 03 October 2014 10:13 AM


    mount Friday, 03 October 2014 03:24 PM

    PLAN TILL 2024

    Abr Friday, 03 October 2014 09:08 AM

    My dear please keep it a secret till the election is over

    Kiri Gamarala Friday, 03 October 2014 07:48 AM

    Those who know about the secret plan can make a fortune.

    linar de silva Friday, 03 October 2014 06:15 AM

    [quote name="Pissa"]People don't vote for secrets.[/quote]
    Very well said. People don't vote for politicians' secrets.

    Sammy Friday, 03 October 2014 05:19 AM

    One does not make a big noise about secret plans. Typical UNP naivety.

    kan Friday, 03 October 2014 05:15 AM

    We can't vote for secret plans at the last moment, but reveal now so that voters have some time to decide to whom to vote.

    Old citizen Friday, 03 October 2014 05:13 AM

    Rip the hair to find out the secret.

    silva Friday, 03 October 2014 04:33 AM

    how secret is the underlying plan

    Azee Friday, 03 October 2014 09:54 AM

    To make an open statement of a secret plan is utter madness.The result will be a complete rout. via DM Android App

    Hi Friday, 03 October 2014 07:50 AM

    its good if you can at least the secret with you while all party members are moving out revealing secretsbetter you understand the secret behind that first via DM Android App

    Senaratne Friday, 03 October 2014 12:37 AM

    The UNP was never 'for' the country, it never 'will' be!

    kalanasiri Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:30 AM

    A terrible comedy.

    xfernando Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:40 PM

    It's no secret. there is no version of any secret plan that will work.

    sarath.gamlath Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:31 PM

    UNP must realize the critical need at this critical moment for the people of this wonderful country. UNP must realize that you need to take this wonderful country off the hands of "a group of horrible and unbelievably corrupted political-robbers/thugs" and give it back to the people. For that, UNP definitely needs a "well-thought" plan because UNP must realize that it is not easy. They will use all possible strategies, using people's (state) resources to avoid it. People expect you (UNP) to come out with a "country-based" plan not a "party-based" plan as a strategy to counter it.

    Alahapperum Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:22 PM

    “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail

    This is what they told in the past. What master plan you have for the future

    Pissa Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:33 PM

    People don't vote for secrets.

    ponil Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:14 PM

    down the pallng for 30th consecutive guinness record

    Don Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:19 PM

    Keep them guessing. via DM Android App

    Asoka Liyanage Thursday, 02 October 2014 02:25 PM

    Finally you will loose. Our country will not support for another Don Juan.

    Laidback Chap Thursday, 02 October 2014 02:21 PM

    so its NO LONGER A SECRET NOW is it! My goodness the brains we have in this country-

    mughal da silva Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:57 AM

    We know how all there secret plans worked in the past elections. MR would welcome them.

    ANTON Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:54 AM


    chandi Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:43 AM

    Very well said keep going get the people out of there houses
    against corruption

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