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PM calls for unity among UNPers

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday called for unity among the UNPers stating that winning the next election would be easy if the party could act together.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe made this remark while speaking to UNP local government members of the Nuwara Eliya, Matara, Hambantota and Kalutara districts at Temple Trees yesterday.

“Winning the next election is not difficult. What we could do to achieve this is to get our act together and form the National Democratic Front (NDF) without further delay,” the Prime Minister said.

“You supported us in implementing the development programmes launched by us. Support the UNP to safeguard its powers at the grass-root level,” he told the local government members.

The premier said the UNP could do much more if it manages to form a government with a clear majority.

UNP National Organiser Navin Dissanayake said the UNP has certain criteria to choose its presidential candidate. He said the candidate will be chosen accordingly through a collective approach. “Some groups within the UNP formed separate political movements in the past after leaving the party. However, they were never successful. Some are trying to create a crisis within the party and the party should defeat such efforts,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 5

  • L.R. Dias Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:42 PM

    If you contest this time, believe me that's the end of United National Party.

    Eras Tuesday, 20 August 2019 02:36 PM

    For unity in the party manupulators led by you should retire gracefully. Hope Ruwan's paper has the credibility to publish this.

    ANTON Tuesday, 20 August 2019 02:38 PM

    You resign and UNP will be united. Karu to lead the party and Sajith is to lead the government.

    Manu Tuesday, 20 August 2019 08:46 PM

    As long as this man is there in UNP the party and the country will be in a mess and bankruptcy.

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 20 August 2019 08:49 PM

    Mr. Prime Minister, don't take on the role of a dog-in-the-manger. Enough is enough - please go home. You are a thorn now - anakay.

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