The leaders of the United National Party (UNP) and its alliance partners have agreed to work out a criterion for the selection of their presidential candidate, Daily Mirror learns.
There was a special meeting attended by its leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Deputy Leader Minister Sajith Premadasa, Ministers Ravi Karunanayake, Rauff Hakeem, Mano Ganeshan, Navin Dissanayake and Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.
According to a minister who attended it, there is agreement on most of the disputed areas as far as the formation of the National Democratic Front (NDF) is concerned. (Kelum Bandara)
Mann Thursday, 15 August 2019 06:32 AM
unprepared is the first three letters of UNP.
cheers Thursday, 15 August 2019 06:46 AM
No matter who is appointed you have lost to Gota
Bandu Thursday, 15 August 2019 07:30 AM
This is Ranil's plan to buckle Sajith so that his deal with Gota will be done to bring as much dissension in the UNP as possible.
Samson Thursday, 15 August 2019 07:37 AM
Criteria is to take a vote of MP's and then UNP members as done in UK. Democratic way if the party respect democracy.
MY CRITERION Thursday, 15 August 2019 08:07 AM
Criterion should first be announced by the election commissioner for (a) all who contest. (b) those to hold ministerial positions (c) for a PM and (d) for the post of President. To me it should be (a) A level (b) Graduate in allied field (c)
PLEASE COME OUT WITH THIS INFORMATION Thursday, 15 August 2019 08:10 AM
Firstly tell us the qualifications of these "esteemed" persons in this panel ? Has any one a post degree qualification or just passed GCE OL /AL/ or a lawyer !
YOU ARE PLAYING WITH FIRE Thursday, 15 August 2019 08:14 AM
Artful move by our ever scheming , you know whom !
Eyewash Thursday, 15 August 2019 09:29 AM
How many in this selection committee are Ranil loyalists. (I nearly said Royalists ! ! )
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