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UNP leaders must agree to make Premadasa as next President: Mangala

3 July 2019 09:26 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today said all UNP leaders, including Ranil Wickremesinghe and Karu Jayasuriya should come together and agree to make Sajith Premadasa the next President of Sri Lanka.

In a video shared on twitter, Minister Samaraweera said they were waiting to get a UNP President elected at the next presidential election.

In order to achieve this, he said the candidate should come from the UNP and he should have the capacity to win.


“In this scenario, I think it is Sajith Premadasa, who has that popularity and talent. This doesn’t mean we want to discard the current leader. Regardless of the opponent candidate or which Rajapaksa comes from the musical chairs they have in their family, we know how to make Mr. Premadasa win,” he said.

In this endeavour, he said they should be able to carry forward the vision of Ranil Wickremesinghe and D.S. Senanayake.

“Because the UNP means, at a time other political parties of the country are leaning towards racism, a party which represents the centrist politics and democratic values. Especially at a time when regressive forces are coming together, we should promote the UNP as the only party which represents the opinion of the people of the centrist politics. Ranil Wickremesinghe's guidance is essential in this. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, who is world renowned, and all should come together and agree to make Sajith Premadasa the President,” he said.

When asked by the interviewer whether Sri Lanka would make another mistake, Minister Samaraweera said, “Sri Lanka can’t afford to make another mistake. We won’t allow Sri Lanka to make a mistake.”

  Comments - 8

  • Pon Kulendiren Thursday, 04 July 2019 09:23 AM

    Sajith carries the image of the Father who was a people's man Sajith is focusing on villagers

    Dayan Thursday, 04 July 2019 09:23 AM

    If it's Sajith God save UNP. These days his horoscope is not favorable.

    Sando Thursday, 04 July 2019 09:23 AM

    Country is waiting to kick you fellows out. The UNP will be history...and for a long time to come.

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 04 July 2019 09:44 AM

    I hope the old men realize that they have no chance to win

    Liberal One Thursday, 04 July 2019 10:03 AM

    Next plan of Ranil is to cling on to power using Sajith. Sajith will be given the presidential candidacy but he will be locked down just like Sirisena. Then Ranil, Mangala, Malik and his circle will continue raping our beloved country.

    Goof Thursday, 04 July 2019 10:05 AM

    Does this confirm that the west is trying to ditch Ranil and have chosen Sajith as their next rep?

    Nij Thursday, 04 July 2019 10:07 AM

    Thank you sir. As a UNP supporter , we need a change in leadership that is acceptable to the people.

    ra Thursday, 04 July 2019 10:32 AM

    you are right sir in this

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