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Once the alliance led by the United National Party (UNP) is formed, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will resign from the post to contest the presidential election, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today.

MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said the Speaker will resign as soon as the alliance is formed. “I challenge Speaker Jayasuriya to admit if he can, that he will not be a presidential candidate,” the MP told a news briefing.

He said Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was attempting to protect his party leadership and that Mr. Jayasuriya supports him in this.

“There is no one capable enough to give a fight to Premier Wickremesinghe in the UNP. No one can prevent the party from being split into three. Mr.Jayasuriya is trying to save the UNP leadership and contest the presidential polls. We, the SLPP, have no issue regarding this," he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:07 AM

    Karu as a presidential candidate is a bloody joke. Trying to do so to protect Ranil is a bigger joke. Please do us all a favor and both resign and go home.

    Wow Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:08 AM

    He, he, hee!!!

    kudson Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:28 AM

    you have a racist , greedy , crooked leader dragging the party into the drain along with him time to get rid of this ignorant fool

    Manu Thursday, 22 August 2019 12:44 PM

    Death to UNP.


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