“Individually, anybody could call himself or herself as the presidential candidate. Whatever it is, anyone should agree to the final decision taken by the party as a whole,” said Agriculture Minister P. Harrison yesterday.
The Minister said this at a function in Kekirawa to mark the payment of compensation to farmers for their crop failure.
He said there had been agreement among the party leaders on various conditions put forward. The Minister said the party leaders would sit together and decide on the candidate.
Mr. Harrison said it was not only Minister Sajith Premadasa but also Minister Lakshman Kiriella proposed to offer himself as the party’s candidate for the presidential elections. He said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would not take arbitrary decisions.
“The Prime Minister will listen to all shades of opinion and take the final decision,” he said.
He said the UNP was not a party belonging to one individual or group. (Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)
kitty homer Monday, 19 August 2019 09:59 AM
I think it is time for Mr Wickramasinghe to nominate somebody else as presidental candidate Mr Premadasa should be given the chance he will make a good and just president Not forgetting the fact that if the UNP wants to win the election they need to have some like Sajith who is a person who will work for the common man .
patriot Monday, 19 August 2019 10:05 AM
Aiyo, Ranil is contesting for sure, just see what is Ranil busy on these days. Sajith, Kiriella, Rajitha are just noise.
Jude Monday, 19 August 2019 10:12 AM
So SIMPLY tell me, who holds the best chance to become the next President !!!??? Huh!!!
Jayanath Monday, 19 August 2019 10:34 AM
For god sake no Sajith please!
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