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UNP to launch election campaign on July 1: Akila

21 June 2019 06:07 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United National Party (UNP) will launch its election campaign from July 1, General Secretary and Minister, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today.

He told a news conference that this was decided at a meeting attended by the United National Front Cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

"A four-member committee comprising Ministers Rajitha Senaratne, Ruwan Wijewardene, Mr. Kariyawasam and MP Mujibur Rahman has been appointed to monitor the election campaign,” the minister said and added that the UNP election campaign would cater to any future election but concentrate mainly on the upcoming presidential election.

When asked who would be the UNF presidential candidate he said they would announce his name after the presidential election was declared.

“The candidate will be a common candidate. However, he will be from the UNF,” the minister said.

He said there was no doubt that the UNF candidate would definitely win the presidential election and added that some Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) members have already begun negotiations with us against the backdrop of the presidential election. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  Comments - 4

  • nimal silva Friday, 21 June 2019 08:16 PM

    according to committee it sall RANILS men. Hope this wont be the case. Only hope is SAJITH PREMADASA

    Dhammika Guneratne Friday, 21 June 2019 09:45 PM

    Same old horse will NEVER win again . Change the horse to an energetic , young , honest one with same quality for the jockey as well ,

    Don Saturday, 22 June 2019 10:36 AM

    If Ranil is appointed as candidate that’s end of it. Please appoint some one with Good calibre who lead the alliance and country forward.

    Man Monday, 24 June 2019 08:52 AM

    Let the elected members to choose their candidate rather than committee formed by Ranil, himself.

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